My iron saturation is 8, the lab ref range is 15-55, what does this mean?

Iron Deficiency. You lack iron and are likely anemic or soon to be. The reason for this depends on your age, sex, symptoms, examination and results of other lab tests. Follow up with your doctor. At your age, and as a woman, iron deficiency is usually due to blood loss related to menstrual periods, and oral iron supplements are usually all that is necessary if other causes are ruled out. .

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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...