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What does high iron saturation mean

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
This is seen: In iron overload situations. It may be a sign of a genetic predisposition to absorbing too much iron.

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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
? hemachromatosis: It might be either primary or secondary hemochromatosis. Depending on how high the number, it will either require further testing for hemochromatosis ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Not much: Low iron but mild anemia and just that can be associated with a mild increase in sed rate. The haptoglobin makes me favor a inflammatory or autoimmune... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bates jr.
Critical Care 24 years experience
Cells: RDW is the calculation of the difference in cell size. The MCV is a better indicator of the actual size of the red cells and if below 80 is considere... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Nothing on their own: Lab values mean nothing apart from a history and physical exam. That being said, what is most concerning is the likelihood that you are iron deficient... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need more info: 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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marinely Cruz-amy
Hematology and Oncology 18 years experience
Iron: It could be related to eating too much iron but can also be related to a condition called hemochromatosis. For this diagnosis you'll have to be tested... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Iron: This is unusual for a young male. It reflects a relative iron overload. I recommend a serum ferritin test. It is possible your intestine over-absor... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
TIBC: (tibc)iron deficiency will translate into a high total iron binding capacity( i.E: there is more space available for more iron to bind to), uibc is ca... Read More

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