A 40-year-old female asked:
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my iron test: iron-44, tibc-409, trans. sat-11%. transferrin: 298 mg/dl, ferritin: 51.2 ng/ml. is this low enough to cause hair loss? (i have appt.)

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: 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. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, it is unlikely that the lab values you provided are responsible for your hair loss.
Answered on Nov 14, 2018

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