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Blue River, OR
A 65-year-old female asked:

My hgb is 15.3, mch is 35.2, ferritin 97.8, iron 186, tibc 272, transferrin sat 68. should i be concerned about hemachromatosis?

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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Hemochromatosis : Your Hgb is relatively normal. Your transferrin saturation is highly consistent with iron overload. Inflammation can affect ferritin results, so when high it is Not reliable, when low it is very reliable for low iron. All tests are taking into consideration the patient's entire presentation, not just lab results. We need more information to answer your question. What are your lab trends like?
Last updated Feb 21, 2021

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