Chemical and immunochemical measurement of total iron-binding capacity compared

Clin Chem. 1978 Oct;24(10):1788-91.


Radiometric, colorimetric, and two immunochemical methods for measuring total iron-binding capacity are compared. We evaluated the procedures on the basis of precision, applicability to a pediatric population, and accuracy as assessed by analytical recovery of purified transferrin. The immunoephelometric assay for transferrin provides significant advantages over the other methods examined.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Autoanalysis
  • Carrier Proteins / blood*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Colorimetry
  • Densitometry
  • Humans
  • Immune Sera
  • Immunodiffusion
  • Infant
  • Iron / blood*
  • Iron Radioisotopes
  • Transferrin / analysis*


  • Carrier Proteins
  • Immune Sera
  • Iron Radioisotopes
  • Transferrin
  • Iron