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transferrin iron binding capacity

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
NO: Hemochromatosis DX are : increase serum iron, increase serum ferritin, increase transferrin saturation and gene assay.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Not hemochromatosis: Elevated total iron binding capacity (more than just a little above reference range, i'll assume) and a very mild anemia would make me think of mild i ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Lab data: There is no way to interpret these numbers without a full clinical history. With a normal serum iron and total iron binding capacity unless you are a ... Read More
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Dr. Maulik Shah
24 years experience Clinical Genetics
No treatment: More information is needed. For example, are you anemic? If you are not anemic, a normal iron, and normal transferrin without an elevated TIBC does ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
28 years experience Hematology
Iron testing: The three tests you mention, as well as a ferritin level, allow your doctor to determine how much iron you have available in both your blood stream an ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Nothing: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies arbitrarily fall outside. If you are otherwise well and have no signs of an iron problem ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Iron deficiency: Iron deficiency is often symptomatic long before anemia / abnormal CBC appears. Many physicians do not know this. Other body systems become iron-deple ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to evaluate: 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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
May be both: You appear to be iron deficient and should take oral iron supplements. However, it is important to determine why you are iron deficient. A common caus ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Iron levels: Your iron binding and iron serum levels are normal indicating that you are not iron deficient.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Anemia: Iron deficinecy is a common cause of anemia, especillay in women during reprodcutive years.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The rion level: Reflects the availability for incorporation into hemoglobin. In chronic bleeding the iron is lost and the level falls. Inversely, the bodies ability ... Read More

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