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Question: Iron/TIBC SATURATION 9%

 roxie77 - Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:07 am

30 year old female
Total iron 39 mcg/dL
TIBC 412 mcg/dL

After seeing my iron was low I began taking a multivitamin with iron. Is that enough? How concerned should I be about this?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:38 pm

User avatar Hello,From the reports you have low value for serum iron,a fairly normal TIBC but reduced serum iron/TIBC ratio.All these indicate a iron deficiency.The deficiency could be nutritional,excessive bleeding,or hookworm infestations.You can take iron rich foods if you have a nutritional deficiency like liver,dark meat,broccoli,green leafy vegetables etc.Iron supplements need to be taken for a few months to make up for the storage iron.Best wishes.

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