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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Iron And Iron Binding Capacity (Overview)

Reflects the availability for incorporation into hemoglobin. In chronic bleeding the iron is lost and the level falls. Inversely, the bodies ability to capture iron, the binding capacity, rises to try to respond to the deficiency.


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Recent lab work shows the following: iron 57 dl, total iron binding capacity 363 dl, iron total binding capacity 16% and ferritin 184.2ml. Pls explain?

Recent lab work shows the following: iron 57 dl, total iron binding capacity 363 dl, iron total binding capacity 16% and ferritin 184.2ml. Pls explain?

Iron panel: Iron panel sometimes is confusing, your panel number is one of them. Let me ask you why your iron panel was checked? If your lab originally showed anemia and this are supplementary test to see what is the reason for your anemia, i would say that you have very mild iron deficiency. At your age anemia should be aggressively worked up to find the reason. Please follow with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
9 doctors shared insights

Iron And Iron Binding Capacity (Overview)

Reflects the availability for incorporation into hemoglobin. In chronic bleeding the iron is lost and the level falls. Inversely, the bodies ability to capture iron, the binding capacity, rises to try to respond to the deficiency.


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Help understanding what treatment is needed for the following test results:iron, total 166 normal, iron binding capacity, 231, low %saturation 72, high ferritin, 22, normal transferrin, 173, low?

Help understanding what treatment is needed for the following test results:iron, total 166 normal, iron binding capacity, 231, low   %saturation 72, high  ferritin, 22, normal  transferrin, 173, low?

No treatment: More information is needed. For example, are you anemic? If you are not anemic, a normal iron, and normal transferrin without an elevated TIBC does not indicate iron deficiency. If you are anemic, then these tests need to be repeated to look for other causes of your anemia. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: iron and iron binding capacity?

What is the definition or description of: iron and iron binding capacity?

The rion level: Reflects the availability for incorporation into hemoglobin. In chronic bleeding the iron is lost and the level falls. Inversely, the bodies ability to capture iron, the binding capacity, rises to try to respond to the deficiency. ...Read more

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Why does doctor need to test my serum iron, total iron binding capacity and transferrin saturation?

Why does doctor need to test my serum iron, total iron binding capacity and transferrin saturation?

Iron testing: The three tests you mention, as well as a ferritin level, allow your doctor to determine how much iron you have available in both your blood stream and your body stores. The levels of these tests change in a characteristic fashion in iron deficiency anemia, anemia of chronic disease, and iron overload. ...Read more

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Anemic. More blood work ordered. B12 266. Folate (folic acid) 10.6. Ferritin <8. Iron 47. Iron binding capacity 490. Iron Sat 10%. Will I undergo more tests?

Anemic. More blood work ordered. B12 266. Folate (folic acid) 10.6. Ferritin <8. Iron 47. Iron binding capacity 490. Iron Sat 10%. 
Will I undergo more tests?

Perhaps: you are iron deficient either due to inadequate iron intake or poor absorption. You need additional iron in your diet through food sources and supplements. Add citrus to every meal containing iron to help with absorption. If you are not responding to supplemental iron you may be tested for sources of blood loss and/or inflammation affecting absorption. Consider gluten sensitivity. ...Read more

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Been on cont birth control year round for past year and half. I have above normal iron (iron binding capacity). Other iron levels normal. Cold it be from the pill continuous. Don't eat red meat.

Been on cont birth control year round for past year and half. I have above normal iron (iron binding capacity). Other iron levels normal. Cold it be from the pill continuous. Don't eat red meat.

Could be from pill : Estrogens can increase the proteins that bind iron and this is harmless. Iron Saturation is the number you want to look at, and is calculated by dividing (iron) by (total iron binding capacity). If your saturation is between 20 and 40 (or the normal for your lab), you are fine. ...Read more

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Last labs showed high iron saturation at 55%, normal total iron, and normal iron binding capacity. Low wbc. Should I be concerned about these? Currently on plaquenil, sulfasalazine, and Remicade (infliximab) infusions for Lupus/RA.

Last labs showed high iron saturation at 55%, normal total iron, and normal iron binding capacity. Low wbc. Should I be concerned about these? Currently on plaquenil, sulfasalazine, and Remicade (infliximab) infusions for Lupus/RA.

How low?: It depends on how low the WBC is and whether this has been a persistent findings. You will need to find out the cause for the low WBC which may be the result of a drug reaction or just part of the Lupus/RA. The major risk is increased susceptibility to infections when the WBC is very low. Talk to your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Recent lab work shows the following: iron 57 dl, total iron binding capacity 363 dl, iron total binding capacity 16% and ferritin 184.2ml. Pls explain?

Iron panel: Iron panel sometimes is confusing, your panel number is one of them. Let me ask you why your iron panel was checked? If your lab originally showed anemia and this are supplementary test to see what is the reason for your anemia, i would say that you have very mild iron deficiency. At your age anemia should be aggressively worked up to find the reason. Please follow with your doctor. ...Read more

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Help understanding what treatment is needed for the following test results:iron, total 166 normal, iron binding capacity, 231, low %saturation 72, high ferritin, 22, normal transferrin, 173, low?

No treatment: More information is needed. For example, are you anemic? If you are not anemic, a normal iron, and normal transferrin without an elevated TIBC does not indicate iron deficiency. If you are anemic, then these tests need to be repeated to look for other causes of your anemia. ...Read more

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Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more