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What iron levels are considered "suspicious" for iron overload/hemochromatosis?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Transferrin sat

Your best screen is transferrin saturation.
Many of us think that the current recommendation of 45% or more for women, 50% of more for men miss too many people. If you actually have evidence of liver troubles (elevated SGOT / SGPT, for example), think about getting a serum ferritin. With a family history, get the gene testing to know early.

In brief: Transferrin sat

Your best screen is transferrin saturation.
Many of us think that the current recommendation of 45% or more for women, 50% of more for men miss too many people. If you actually have evidence of liver troubles (elevated SGOT / SGPT, for example), think about getting a serum ferritin. With a family history, get the gene testing to know early.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Ted Bader
Internal Medicine - Hepatology

In brief: See below

A non-fasting serum iron- transferrin (iron protein) percentage of more than 60% is considered suspicious and should be followed by further work-up.

In brief: See below

A non-fasting serum iron- transferrin (iron protein) percentage of more than 60% is considered suspicious and should be followed by further work-up.
Dr. Ted Bader
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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Hemachromatosis

A number of tests are available to check iron levels, and a hematologist or blood disease specialist, will check multiple tests for iron overload.
The specialist may also suggest a liver biopsy to check for iron overload.

In brief: Hemachromatosis

A number of tests are available to check iron levels, and a hematologist or blood disease specialist, will check multiple tests for iron overload.
The specialist may also suggest a liver biopsy to check for iron overload.
Dr. Gregg Albers
Dr. Gregg Albers
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