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how to read iron blood test results

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Not much: Iron is normal and TIBC is just off. No answers here.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Well: Us medical folks go to school to learn how to interpret test results. Don't know how much of a crash course can be provided in 400 characters or less. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
RDW: RDW=red cell distribution width. This is a statistical measure or the degree of variation in sizes of the red cells. It is a useful parameter ini clas ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
?: What are they?
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: There are thousands of different types of blood tests. Is there a particular one you have in mind? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in th ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Leave it for the lab: Laboratory technical personnel are trained to perform such tests and you should leave the interpretation to them.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: They should be interpreted by the health care providor that ordered them.There are more than a dozen parameters in a simple blood count, and they all ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Hi! Zaldy5, You probably meant semen test. Sperms comprises less than 2 % of total semen (1.5-4.5 cc). Semen analysis for infertility is to look into ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Training: I trust you mean urine dipstick results. Even though the test is not complicated, it still requires training to perform and interpret the results corr ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
There are many: different types of blood tests. Not sure this can be answered in 400 characters or less - even if we knew which blood test you were referring to.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See Below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Rarely: Detecting anemia (low hemoglobin / hematocrit) is one of the simplest of all lab tests, but clerical / computer errors still happen. If there is doub ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: It depends on the particular blood test and the illness you may have. Your question is too vague for a meaningful answer.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Your own doctor: You have an absolute right to a full explanation from your care provider. Nobody here can do more than help with some minor detail. Be assertive and y ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
No easy answer: The best way to interpret thyroid test results is to talk to your doctor.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends on the test: not all titers are interpreted the same
A female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Incomplete: the lab is running the test and the result is pending
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
May be: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Nothing specific: Dehydration is usually a clinical diagnosis based on the pattern of urine production. For infants and kids, no pee in 6-8 hours usually means they are ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: Your doctor has to specifically order the test to detect thc. This is not a routine test. Chances are your doctor was only looking at other important ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Iron: Serum iron and ferritin levels are likely to be affected before any other test results. Do not wait for hemoglobin to drop. If you donate blood regula ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Pregnancy test: You will need to call your doctor's office for this information..

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