A 19-year-old female asked:
Serum iron 4umol/l
transferrin ibc 64umol/l
transferrin saturation 6%
serum ferritin assay 62ug/l
am i iron deficient? levels on 2 iron tablets /day
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pathology 50 years experience
Need to evaluate: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your results are consistent with iron deficiency. Do you have heavy periods? Do you eat a normal diet? Have you been evaluated for celiac disease? If you are not able to absorb oral iron, it may be given intravenously.
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