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Hemoglobin Level Is 96
?? Diabetes: Are these fasting, random or postprandial (pp) readings? ...Read more
Total iron binding capacity is high. Transferrin is high.Iron serum normal. Hemoglobin count low 12 any significance.Is it hemochromatosis?
My ferritin level (15) dropped low (from 152) and tibc (471) is high, but iron is normal (71) and hgb remains slightly high (17.5). Iron deficiency?
No: 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. Having said that, your hemoglobin is lower than normal, even for a female. If you are in your reproductive years, it may be due to menstrual blood loss. You may take oral iron and multivitamins and see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Low hemoglobin and high RDW and low mch. Is this serious? Hemoglobin is 118, RDW is 15.4 and MCH is 27.2.
Probably not: The hemoglobin of 11.8 g/dl is slightly low for a 40 year old female. The RDW is slightly high high and the MCH is low normal. Causes could be mild iron deficiency anemia. These values by themselves are not reason to worry. The context of why they were obtained is important in determining what they mean. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, in general: If the iron level is low for long enough the hemoglobin will go down. So a normal hemoglobin level tells us that there is no significan iron deficiency...Yet you can have mild iron deficit yet have a normal hemoglobin. So it does not equate with iron levels exactly but more or less...So it is good, not a perfect substitute. ...Read more
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