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Sunnyvale, CA
A 32-year-old male asked:

Normal hemoglobin, lower than normal mch and mchc). serum ferritin in low normal range(40). what could it mean?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Stop worrying: You may have a very mild thalassemia variant. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. Ask your physician whether you have "thal minor" -- simply so that you'll know in case you are thinking of marrying someone else with it.
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