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Why does doctor need to test my serum iron, total iron binding capacity and transferrin saturation?

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Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
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 and your body stores. The levels of these tests change in a characteristic fashion in iron deficiency anemia, anemia of chronic disease, and iron overload.

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Last updated Mar 9, 2013

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