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Unbound 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a 27 year old male, my iron level is 70 ug/dl and total iron binding capacity 300 ug/dl. Am I iron deficient?
Iron levels: Your iron binding and iron serum levels are normal indicating that you are not iron deficient. ...Read more
What could be the cause of low serum iron (16), but very normal iron binding capacity and ferritin. ?
Watch it: Lab reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. ...Read more
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 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
Total iron binding capacity is high. Transferrin is high. Iron serum normal. Hemoglobin count low 12 any significance. Is it hemochromatosis?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Blood test shows 455 iron binding capacity and 22 vitamin d. Vitamin d2 was less than 4. What could these results mean?
If nothing else you need to have your doctor prescribe vitamin D 50, 000 units once a week, probably for 2 months.
Are you sure that "4" is correct? ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Iron & anemia: When you ask it that way, the answer is 'yes', it can happen, but not commonly. In iron deficiency anemia the TIBC usually goes up, but not uncommonly you may have another kind of anemia at the same time, eg. Anemia of chronic disease, anemia of renal insufficiency, nutritional deficiency, etc. These often send the TIBC lower or have no effect. If would be nice is iron deficiency anemia was pure. ...Read more
Had blood work done it showed Anemia. Doctor then ordered More blood work. Ferritin results <8 total Iron binding capacity 490 iron sat. 10. Meaning?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What does it mean to have iron total at 38L, binding capacity at 471H, and saturation at an 8L? thanks
Iron deficiency: 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, like many women who lose blood during menses, you are deficient in iron. Take oral iron supplement available over the counter. It may help to take multiple vitamin also. ...Read more
My total iron is 38 and my saturated iron level is 8 and 471 for my binding capacity. What does this mean? Which number should I go by?
Iron deficiency: You have iron deficiency with low iron saturation and high tibc. Ferritin or iron storage will be very useful. You would need to discuss this result with your doctor and you need to get some replacement as well as to find the cause of your iron deficiency. Menstrual bleeding/heavy period is usually the cause in young woman like yourself. D/w your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have hemoglobin 10.6 (low).I have iron serum of 25 micrograms. Dl. Unsaturated IBC 358 High, Total TIBC 383 (normal) and % iron sat 7%. mean?
Unhealthy: You cannot expect us to give you any valid interpretation of labs when you only provide a few results. Your labs that you have shared represent that you are not a very healthy human. Your medical care and the interpretation of your labs should be urgently handled in person by the professional caring for you. The one that knows all of the details and your health history. ...Read more