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What could be the cause of low serum iron (16), but very normal iron binding capacity and ferritin.?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Watch it: Lab reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end.

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A 21-year-old male asked:

How is it that my serum iron is higher than normal but ferritin is lower than normal ???

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Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Anemia: Do you gave anemia (especially the hemolytic type) or liver disease? These are some of the most common explanations. Hope that helps.

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