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A 27-year-old female asked:

Ferritin 4.6 , iron 27 , transferrin saturation 6 , tibc 437 . . . is everything is low why is tibc high? what does this mean ? what do i do now?

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
Iron deficiency: This is the picture of iron deficiency. Take iron supplements and iron containing food.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Iron binding: Capacity. Tibc is the abbreviation for total iron binding capacity. When iron is low the iron binding capacity is high and vice versa. Given your diagnoses, it would be prudent to consult your doctor for next steps. However, you have iron deficiency and may take over the counter iron supplements.
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Last updated Dec 19, 2013

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