TIBC blood test in Sheffield

Get an TIBC blood test delivered straight to your door in Sheffield. Track what’s going on inside your body and improve your health.

Did you know?

Cecil George Paine, a pathologist in Sheffield, was responsible for the first ever successful medical use of penicillin. He used it to cure eye infections in newborn babies.

What is TIBC?

In the body, iron is bound to the protein transferrin, as iron can be poisonous in its free, unbound state. TIBC measures the capacity of the transferrin molecules to take up more iron.

Generally speaking, if your iron level is low, your TIBC will be high. For that reason, iron level and TIBC are usually measured together to give a better picture of your iron status.

Conversely, if your iron level are quite high, but your TIBC is low, then excess iron may float around unbound, which can cause damage to your body.

What can cause it to change?

Your TIBC value is linked to your iron level, so if you have iron deficiency, your TIBC is likely to be high. As your iron level normalises, then so should your TIBC.

Taking the oral contraceptive pill can cause slightly raised TIBC.

What can I do to change my levels?

Because TIBC is an indication of your iron level, you may avoid a high TIBC value by ensuring you’re getting enough iron through your diet and that you are not experiencing loss of blood.

What is Thriva?

We’re a subscription-based health tracking company. With our blood testing kits you can take control of your health and see exactly what’s happening inside your body. Learn what lifestyle really works for you and improve everything from your sleep and energy levels to your heart health.

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Order your test online. We’ll post your kit the next working day via Royal Mail first class delivery.

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Your kit contains everything you need for your simple finger-prick blood test. When you’re done, use the freepost envelope to send it back.

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Your full results, along with a personalised report from a qualified GP, will be available to access online.

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