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Conclusion: The ratio of soluble transferrin receptor to ferritin was lower in higher stages of chronic kidney disease.
Release of the soluble transferrin receptor is directly regulated by binding of its ligand ferritransferrin.
The results of the present study suggest that the most reliable noninvasive test for identifying iron deficiency in patients with coronary artery disease is serum soluble transferrin receptor.
Soluble transferrin receptors and iron deficiency, a step beyond ferritin.
Suit-ability of soluble transferrin receptor for the clinical diagno-sis of different types of anaemia in children.
Together, the Access Soluble Transferrin Receptor (sTfR) Assay and the sTfR/log ferritin index (sTfR Index) act as an aid in the diagnosis of iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) and the differential diagnosis of IDA and anemia of chronic disease (ACD).
The soluble transferrin receptor level may be a useful assay to delineate causes of anaemia.
These newer tests include reticulocyte hemoglobin content, percentage of hypochromic red cells, and soluble transferrin receptor, all of which have shown some promise in limited studies.
One worth mentioning is the soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) (6) which can help to distinguish between IDA and ACD.
The studied assay is a particle enhanced immunoturbidimetric assay of soluble transferrin receptor, IDeA sTfR-IT (Orion Diagnostica; Espoo, Finland).
A newer alternative laboratory assessment is soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR).
Tests include serum ferritin (<15 [micro]g/L), soluble transferrin receptor concentration (>8.

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