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Transferrin is increased in iron deficiency anemia and it is decreased in chronic inflammatory states and hereditary atransferrinemia. Also in some instances of acquired liver disease, neoplasia, and renal disease. Transferrin is an index of nutritional status.
Patient Preparation: Fasting specimen is preferred.