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Recent labs showed high platelets high iron high tibc low normal ferritin level of 12 is this iron deficiency ?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Likely

The best test for iron deficiency anemia (ida) is ferritin.
Sometimes when there is inflammation (an possible associated anemia of chronic disease/inflammation, the ferritin may increase as an acute phase reactant). The "gold standard" for diagnosis is a bone marrow biopsy, but rarely needed. High platelets are also associated with ida. Treatment should improve platelets and ferritin.

In brief: Likely

The best test for iron deficiency anemia (ida) is ferritin.
Sometimes when there is inflammation (an possible associated anemia of chronic disease/inflammation, the ferritin may increase as an acute phase reactant). The "gold standard" for diagnosis is a bone marrow biopsy, but rarely needed. High platelets are also associated with ida. Treatment should improve platelets and ferritin.
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