Transferrin saturation 6%, serum iron 6.3 and serum ferritin 9. Prescribed iron tablets but is a transfusion or further intervention required?

Follow up. Your iron studies suggest iron deficient anemia and the mainstay of treatment is iron replacement. Some patients, due to absorption issues are not able to absorb oral iron and need iron transfusions. Tight follow up is needed in order to ensure response to treatment.

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Transferrin saturation 6%, serum iron 6.3 and serum ferritin 9. Prescribed iron tablets but is a transfusion or further intervention required?

Follow up. Your iron studies suggest iron deficient anemia and the mainstay of treatment is iron replacement. Some patients, due to absorption issues are not able to absorb oral iron and need iron transfusions. Tight follow up is needed in order to ensure response to treatment. Read more...

Serum iron 4umol/L Transferrin IBC 64umol/L Transferrin saturation 6% Serum ferritin assay 62ug/L Am I iron deficient? Levels on 2 iron tablets /day

Need to evaluate. 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, your results are consistent with iron deficiency. Do you have heavy periods? Do you eat a normal diet? Have you been evaluated for celiac disease? If you are not able to absorb oral iron, it may be given intravenously. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. Read more...

Taking iron supplements, my ferritin is very low (5), my tranferrin and iron are normal. My TIBC and % transferrin saturation are high. Cause?

Low ferretin. ferritin is an indicator of the iron stores of the body. low ferritin means the iron stores are depleted due to blood loss..most common blood loss from#1. menses in females who are menstruating Or #2 from GI.(gastro intestinal tract. Read more...
Partially treated. Ferritin reflects body storage iron, while serum iron and transferrin saturation reflect current iron circulating in plasma. When you take oral iron supplement, the amount of iron in circulation (absorbed from gut on its way to storage sites) is transiently high. Your data suggest you have iron deficiency, partially treated, with blood tests taken within a day or two of your most recent iron pill. Read more...