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... hello, I'm wondering what is happening (the process), when one has LOW Iron(transferrin) 12% Saturation, but Low-Normal Serum Iron and Ferritin, and NORMAL(mid range) Iron Binding? Does this mean that my cells/tissues are getting little iron for optimal functioning? I know Serum Iron is the iron circulating at the time blood was taken, and can fluctuate (how is this... (0 replies)
... So everything seems to fit the classic iron deficiency pattern, but not quite out of range, except for the iron saturation being too low. ... (8 replies)
... sorry if my post is a bit long! I was diagnosed with iron deficiency about two weeks ago. I wanted to find out more about the topic so I've been reading this forum among other things and I've found the posts here really useful! I've still got some nagging questions though. ... (9 replies)

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... and a reticulocyte count. Both of these tests are the definitive tests, these days, for iron deficiency anemia. They can do a serum iron test and iron saturation test, but they are apparently not as reliable as the ferritin. But my iron saturation did match my low ferritin scores. ... (4 replies)
... I too have been reading all over this forum since I got my lab results about 10 days ago. I am waiting for answers to your questions about as anxiously as you are! Why? ... (10 replies)
... I have been reading some posts on the board and am relieved to see some of the comments regarding ferritin and iron levels. ... (2 replies)
... Hello All!! My name is Shawna and I am new to the boards. I am gonna try to explain my situation without going on and on (I have a tendancy to do that from time to time, LOL) I had gastric bypass 5 years ago. I went to the dr. Oct 06 and she said I was anemic and put me on two iron tablets a day, plus my multi. I lost my insurance and couldn't go back for recheck but I kept... (8 replies)
... Hello, I am so confused about my lab results, and if anyone here has experience with the specifics on differentiating deficiency anemia from chronic disease anemia, please help... I almost began iron and bought floradix(sp?), but now reading online, I'm confused/ scared whether it's clear iron deficiency or disease triggered anemia. Some sites say ferritin... (5 replies)
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... I remember and know from reading on here, my ferritin, needs to be 70...............long way to go. ... (3 replies)
... and I keep reading everywhere that normal is 12. My results today were 12.9 which is better than 11.6 in July, 11.4 in November and 12.7 in January. ... (3 replies)
... o new iron was being absorbed. So how the hell did my storage levels get so low I thought, as I had only kept my almost vegan diet for about a year. Upon further reading of the article it stated that loss of blood such as that of a menstrual cycle will contribute to low iron stores if they are not adequately replaced by diet. ... (4 replies)
... From reading, with iron deficiency anemia presents with a high RDW but mine is normal. any idea why? here's my lab results: Transferrin 397 (200-360) calculated TIBC 556 (112-346) %saturation 11 (20-55) Ferritin 8 (13-400) serum iron 63 (59-158) RBC 4.71 (3.80-5.30) (3 replies)
... Iron Saturation 20. ... (8 replies)
... I'm new here and have been reading so many older posts, trying to see if there is anyone out there with a similar situation as mine. Sorry if this is long... ... (0 replies)
... Hi! I don't know much about reading blood panels yet, but I've definitely been reading about iron supplements. All supplements are not created equal. ... (2 replies)
... I am a HUGE medical weenie, so I have already managed to freak myself out reading about the incidents of bad side effects and allergic reactions. ... (6 replies)
... Wow - I think I've found my twin. My lab results are very similar to yours and I have the same symptoms as you, so I'm looking forward to seeing a reply regarding the possible causes of low RBC, low WBC, low hemoglobin, low hematacrit - yet iron, B12, ferritin, folate, transferrin levels all are normal (never heard of most of this stuff). I was also checked for Celiac and... (3 replies)
... I'm hoping someone will be able to help with my lab results. In reading up on the board regarding ferritin levels etc, it appears that I'm not truly anemic and maybe I am just "slightly anemic". ... (3 replies)
... I found out my Ferritin is 33 I have no idea what it was before. iron total 61, and iron binding 366, and saturation at 17. ... (3 replies)

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