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Why would I be tested for total iron binding capacity tibc?

Why would I be tested for total iron binding capacity tibc?

Anemia: Iron deficinecy is a common cause of anemia, especillay in women during reprodcutive years. ...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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Could you please tell me the significance of low total iron binding capacity? Thank you.

Could you please tell me the significance of low total iron binding capacity? Thank you.

Not lacking iron: the protein put out by the liver to get iron into making blood is low. (transferrin). Can be due to no liver (cirrhosis). Much, much more likely due to a someone sick liver from old age or other chronic illness. Then the bone marrow doesn't get enough iron and doesn't make as much blood (ANEMIA OF CHRONIC DISEASE). ...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 maybe needed: These laboratory results maybe consistent with iron deficiency. This deficiency maybe corrected with either oral or injectable iron preparations. However, it is even more important to figure out where the iron loss occured. The most common place with be the digestive system. Upper and lower endoscopies are commonly done for this type of investigation. ...Read more

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Help!! What does it mean when you have low hemoglobin, low hemocrait, low mcv, low mch, low mchc high rdw, high iron binding capacity, low ferritin?

Iron deficiency: You and your physician need to find the cause. It may be anything from heavy periods to non-supplementing vegetarianism to a bleeding gut ulcer or tumor to hookworm to a host of others. Good luck finding the real cause. You wil feel better when you are treated. ...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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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