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Blood Test Information

Transferrin Glycoforms
(a.k.a Transferrin Isoforms)
minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Test Code: TGF

Tube type: SST

Special instructions
Not suitable for patients under 3 weeks old, due to the presence of maternal transferrin.
Please allow at least 4-6 weeks after a transfusion.

Sent away to Institute of Neurology, London

Reference range


Turnaround Time
21 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
For the investigation of congenital disorders of glycosylation.
Not a suitable test for alcohol abuse (for this see carbohydrate deficient transferrin).


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