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Dr. Robert Isaacs
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Transferrin (Definition)

This protein is the major carrier of iron atoms in the blood. It tends to run high in iron deficiency and rather low when there's liver disease or bad longlasting infection. The percent of transferrin molecules ("saturation") that carry an iron atom is a good way of spotting iron deficiency or overload if the patient hasn't recently ...Read more


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What do transferrin levels mean?

What do  transferrin levels mean?

Transferrin is a…: …blood plasma protein that delivers 2 iron ions from absorption centers to all tissues, especially for the production of hemoglobin. Low tf may be a liver defect (where it's made) or a kidney problem allowing excessive loss. Decreased plasma tf can lead to iron overload diseases such as hemosiderosis. Increased tf binds free iron, leading to anemia. Discuss lab results with your doc. ...Read more

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My iron levels came back 21 low, transferrin 352.0 normal, tibc 492.8 high , saturation 4.3 % low . Would this be normal anemia?

My iron levels came back 21 low, transferrin 352.0  normal, tibc 492.8  high , saturation 4.3 % low . Would this be  normal anemia?

Iron deficiency Anem: Looks like you have iron deficiency anemia but the confirmatory test is 'ferritin' level in the blood being low. Talk to your doctor to know why you have this. You either may be bleeding from your gut or due to your menses (excess). ...Read more

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Whats meaning of low transferrin saturation?

Whats meaning of low transferrin saturation?

Iron deficiency: Until proved otherwise. The body has made protein, probably extra, to carry iron that isn't available. ...Read more

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Any idea why my transferrin is dropping?

Any idea why my  transferrin is dropping?

Maybe: Low transferrin may be due to a malfunction of your live, rwhere it's made, or a kidney defect that allows excessive loss through your urine. Have your doctor fully evaluate the problem. ...Read more

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My iron level is 59 , ubc is 325, tibc is 384 and transferrin sat is 15.4. Are these normal?

My iron level is 59 , ubc is 325, tibc is 384 and transferrin sat is 15.4. Are these normal?

Normal for females: Normal values for females are. Iron level 50to1170ug/dl.Tibc 250to370.Transferin saturation 15to50 percent.Your values look low normal but seem to me within normal range but you did not mention other values like hemoglobin which is important to know, if I have to guess it will be low normal and may meds to be followed. ...Read more

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Whats meaning of low transferrin saturation?

Iron deficiency: Until proved otherwise. The body has made protein, probably extra, to carry iron that isn't available. ...Read more

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I have hemochromatosis but my iron levels are Ferritin 8 Iron 7 Transferrin 2.1 Transferrin Sat 13?

I have hemochromatosis but my iron levels are Ferritin 8 Iron 7 Transferrin 2.1 Transferrin Sat 13?

Being treated?: The goal of management of hemochromatosis is to reduce one's body iron load as reflected in numbers such as these. Hemochromatosis is deadly if untreated, but easier than any other very serious illness to treat effectively. I'm glad the diagnosis was made. ...Read more