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A 31-year-old female asked:

What do these lab results mean? iron: 34 ug/ml, tibc: 472 ug/dl, iron saturation: 7.2%, iron 32 ug/dl and ferritin 8 ng/ml

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
All very: Consistent with iron deficiency.
Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 45 years experience
All results point to iron deficiency.
Jan 10, 2014
Dr. Laurentiu Boeru
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Complicated: Tibc means total iron binding capacity referring to the protein in blood (transferrin) that binds and transports the iron. Higher is the amount, less iron you have. Tsat or transferin saturation shows how much of the possible binding sites of transferrin are occupied by iron(in your case7.5% which is 1/2 normal) ferrin is a protein that stores iron in a nontoxic form (normal 18) heavy periods?

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A 20-year-old female asked:

What do these lab results mean? Iron: 32 ug/ml, tibc: 423ug/dl iron saturation 8 % ferritin 8.50ng/ml

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Dr. Joseph Mullane
Specializes in Family Medicine
Pt is iron deficient: the results indicate an iron deficiency anemia. considering your age you may be having heavy periods,be a vegan and are not getting enough iron in your diet or are on a birth control pill that is not strong enough and is causing breakthrough bleeding.Please follow up with your FP or GYn

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