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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

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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Is a transferrin saturation of 23% low for a man?

Is a transferrin saturation of 23% low for a man?

You're fine: 15-50% is a pretty good range for a man. Wondering why you asked, and glad you're taking a proactive approach to your health. ...Read more

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Ferritin 4.6 , iron 27 , transferrin saturation 6 , tibc 437 . . . Is everything is low why is tibc high? What does this mean ? What do I do now?

Ferritin 4.6 , iron 27 , transferrin saturation 6 , tibc 437 . . . Is everything is low why is tibc high? What does this mean ? What do I do now?

Iron binding: Capacity. Tibc is the abbreviation for total iron binding capacity. When iron is low the iron binding capacity is high and vice versa. Given your diagnoses, it would be prudent to consult your doctor for next steps. However, you have iron deficiency and may take over the counter iron supplements. ...Read more

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Is a transferrin saturation of 20% and iron 71 mcg/dl low for a 35 years old man?

Is a transferrin saturation of 20% and iron 71 mcg/dl low for a 35 years old man?

Probably normal: The normal range for transferrin saturation in adults is 20-50%, therefore a value of 20% is at the lower end of the normal spectrum. The serum iron reference range is 55–160 mcg/dl in men, therefore a value of 71 mcg/dl is within normal limits. ...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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What does a low result for unbound IBC mean? My iron, transferrin saturation and IBC are all wnl.

Nothing: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies arbitrarily fall outside. If you are otherwise well and have no signs of an iron problem on either end, ignore it. ...Read more

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Recent blood test has Transferrin saturation 6% and I have been advised that this is extremely low. What does the Transferrin saturation mean/do?

Recent blood test has Transferrin saturation 6% and I have been advised that this is extremely low. What does the Transferrin saturation mean/do?

Low iron: Transferrin transports iron in the body. Low saturation means that your body doe not have enough iron. Please follow your doctor's advise about taking iron supplements. see this site for more info on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/iron-deficiency-anemia/basics/definition/CON-20019327 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Taking iron supplements, my ferritin is very low (5), my tranferrin and iron are normal. My TIBC and % transferrin saturation are high. Cause?

Taking iron supplements, my ferritin is very low (5), my tranferrin and iron are normal. My TIBC and % transferrin saturation are high. Cause?

Partially treated: Ferritin reflects body storage iron, while serum iron and transferrin saturation reflect current iron circulating in plasma. When you take oral iron supplement, the amount of iron in circulation (absorbed from gut on its way to storage sites) is transiently high. Your data suggest you have iron deficiency, partially treated, with blood tests taken within a day or two of your most recent iron pill. ...Read more

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Transferrin saturation of 20% and iron 72 is ok for a 35y old man?My md gave no importance to these values, but according to reference there are low

Out of context: It is not appropriate to pull one or two lab values out of the whole test panel. Out of context never leads to an understanding of one's health. The whole test panel is to be interpreted together. ...Read more