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A 37-year-old female asked:

Is this anemia: total iron 69, tibc 344, 20% sat, wbc 4.1, rbc 4.62, hemogl 12.9, hemat 39.8, mcv 86, mch 28, mchc 32.5, rdw 20.1, platelet 183?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
No: Your hemoglobin is in the normal range for a woman, therefore, by definition, you are not anemic.
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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
Your hematocrit...: Is on the low side of normal, but overall these counts, indices and lab values seem perfectly fine to me. Your serum fe is on the low side of normal, your TIBC is toward the high side of the normal range, making your %saturation low normal. Plts and WBC counts are normal. The operative word here is normal. A little more fe in your diet wouldn't hurt, but it's not critical. Have a good steak!
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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