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A 34-year-old male asked:

Total iron binding capacity is high. transferrin is high.iron serum normal. hemoglobin count low 12 any significance.is it hemochromatosis?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
NO: Hemochromatosis DX are : increase serum iron, increase serum ferritin, increase transferrin saturation and gene assay.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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 iron deficiency. Are you a vegetarian? Do you have gastric reflux that causes lower esophageal bleeding? This doesn't sound like hemochromatosis -- not that it's anything to worry about, as it's the most manageable of all the deadly diseases.

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