Most important lab. Hct, iron serum, iron saturation or hemoglobin?

Unclear question. Serum iron and iron saturation are only indicated if hb and hct are low and iron deficiency is suspected.

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Iron saturation 9 ferritin 7 serum 44 tibc 470 uibc 426 hemoglobin 11.7 hemocrit 36 hemocysteine 12.4 can I still exercise is this serious?

Talk to your doctor. You are quite iron deficient but your hemoglobin/hematocrit are not critically low. You can probably exercise, though you may tire more easily. If you have heart disease or lung disease you should probably not exercise until this is corrected, but your doctor is the person who can tell you best whether exercise is safe for you or not. Read more...

My iron saturation is 8, the lab ref range is 15-55, what does this mean? My hemoglobin has been normal so far.

This is serious. Iron deficiency is already established and symptomatic before the hemoglobin drops. Many people do not realize this. In fact, this may have something to do with your generally feeling unwell. If additional labs confirm iron deficiency, tou need to find why you are iron-deficient (diet, monthly loss, loss from disease) and manage the cause and replace the iron. Stay proactive in this. Read more...

16 yr old female, was anemic in may with hemo 9. Hemoglobin now 13.5 but ferritin is 8, iron serum 32, iron saturation 9. Shld we supplement iron?

Yes. Iron deficiency anemia in a teenage girl can be supplemented by oral iron. She should follow up with her pediatrician to ensure an adequate diagnosis of the cause of her anemia. It could be from heavy menses, but other causes also need to be considered. Read more...

My CBC shows low hemglobin of 10.5, mch, MCV and mchc low and RDW high iron and tibc shows iron serum low 14 and iron saturation 5 alert and ferritin se?

Iron def anemia. You have iron deficiency anemia-from your blood work provided. You need iron supplement-but most importantly to find out why you have iron deficiency anemia. Bleeding/blood loss- , malabsorption of iron in the stomach, or poor nutrition status/not enough intake of iron from the food could be the cause. Go to see your pmd and have more eval. If needed, referral to a hematologist can be done by pmd. Read more...

Anemia found on labs. Iron serum: 21 Iron Saturation: 4, Ferritin: 3. Very heavy periods, and hadn't been taking iron. Blood transfusion needed?

Iron deficiency. It appears you have very low 'storage' iron -the ferritin. So if you supplement iron back, you should improve. Iron supplements are at CVS/drug stores. You should also get iron from foods. Broccoli, spinach, raisins, prunes, DARK chocolate, red meats, and some cereals like raisin bran or cream of wheat are full of iron. I doubt you need a transfusion unless your Hemoglobin is dangerously low. Read more...
How do you FEEL? I'm glad this was recognized in time. You'll need a transfusion only if you're seriously symptomatic and can't last long enough to have your stores rebuilt by supplements. Please comply. Your best source of iron is red meat. Iron in spinach is bound to an acid that makes it not absorbable and broccoli as a wonderful source of iron is a myth made up by vegetarians. Good luck and be discerning. Read more...