Transferrin isoforms

Referred to Berkshire & Surrey Pathology Services, Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Portsmouth Road, Frimley, Surrey GU16 7UJ
 

Alternative names, keywords

Transferrin glycoforms, transferrin iso-electric focusing.

Samples required

Clotted blood (gold cap, 5 mL tube). Smaller tubes are available for paediatric samples.

Do not request in patients under 3 weeks old as maternal transferrin will still be present.

Test indications

Used to investigate congenital disorders of glycosylation, (CDG), also known as carbohydrate deficient glycoprotein syndromes, are a collection of disorders in which many glycoproteins are deficient or have reduced carbohydrate side chains.

Reference range

See report.

Turnaround time

Referral lab quotes turnaround time of 10 days, however additional time must be allowed for packing, dispatch and delivery of sample, and return and processing of results.

Enquiries

Biochemistry (Referrals)