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What does high level of unbound iron capacity mean?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Probable: Iron deficiency Needs confirmatory testing (Eg: FERRITIN LEVEL)

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Iron level 11, what does this mean?

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Dr. David Jin
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Here we need to first clarify the following: serum iron level is usually presented in 2 types of units: either as mcg/dl (normal: 70-175 in men; 50-150 in women) or mcmol/l (normal: 12.5-31.3 in men; 8.9-26.8 in women). If serum iron level is abnormal, other iron panel parameters (ferritin, total iron binding capacity, transferrin saturation) and hemoglobin level should be evaluated.

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