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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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What do iron saturation levels of 11.1 mean?

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Dr. Mehdi Moezi
Medical Oncology 31 years experience
Iron deficinecy: You are iron deficient you need to have additional work up and start replacement see your primary care physician and if needed they will send you to hematologist.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when my iron saturation levels are low?

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Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Maybe iron deficient: Low iron saturation could indicate an overall iron deficiency, but there are other blood tests that need to be done to determine this. Most common causes for iron deficiency are poor absorption from the diet and blood loss. If left untreated, low iron can lead to anemia.
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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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