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Question: high transferrin saturation and high iron levels


 jimjim53 - Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:18 pm

I recently had blood work. Everything is normal except cholesterol 211, triglycerides 83, total iron 202, and transferrin saturation is 64%. Is this something I should be concerned about?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:28 am

User avatar Hello,Plasma iron levels shows wide circadian rhythms and day to day may vary by 30% and could be as a result of iron therapy.But increase of transferrin saturation more than 50% in woman would need ferritin analysis.An increase happens in Hemochromatosis.If normal repeat screening once in two years is indicated.If there is an increase in ferritin levels a liver biopsy is indicated.
Do get your self examined by your doctor and get repeat tests if necessary.
Best wishes.

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