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Is it possible to have a low blood iron with a normal blood count?
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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
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In brief: Probably not
If a cbc, complete blood count, is completely normal then iron levels are probably normal as well.
A low iron level could initially be noted as a low MCV (which means the red cells are small). This could occur before the hemoglobin or hematocrit decrease. If the test you took was just a hemoglobin or hematocrit, see your doctor to get a cbc.

In brief: Probably not
If a cbc, complete blood count, is completely normal then iron levels are probably normal as well.
A low iron level could initially be noted as a low MCV (which means the red cells are small). This could occur before the hemoglobin or hematocrit decrease. If the test you took was just a hemoglobin or hematocrit, see your doctor to get a cbc.
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