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A 44-year-old female asked:

Bw came &dr refer to hemo for infusions said tcib 345 uibc 330 iron serum 15, saturation 4 & ferritin was 7. hemoglobin 10.1. is this low y infusion?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
It depends/clarify,,: Your tibc and uibc are in range while your iron and ferritin are not. Depending on your reference ranges for the lab, they should be 50-170 ug/dL or 9.0-30.4 umol/L for iron in females and 15-150 ug/dL for ferritin in females. The hemoglobin is also somewhat low though not much. These would point to a deficiency of iron in the blood. More tests are needed to see if this is iron anemia.
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