United Kingdom
A 27-year-old female asked:

Wbc 10.9, rbc 5, hb 13, mcv 81, mch 26.3, ferritin 21, serum iron 5, uibc 59, tibc 64, trans sat 7.8% - is this iron deficiency even tho hb normal?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jyothishree Pinnaka
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Iron deficiency present. He concentration can cause normal hemoglobin.
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