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High serum iron; low UIBC; very high iron binding satn. Should

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High serum iron; low UIBC; very high iron binding satn. Should I be concerned about these results?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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Thanks for this question
It might be a concern
I have a few questions first
1)why was this tested?
2)are you on supplements?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
It was tested as part of a visa medical. I am not on any supplements, no.
I also had high MCH and MCHC and low total protein and low globulin.
These results were not included in my visa application, but mailed to me separately - hence the concern
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Thanks for this question
with a high iron level I would consider hemochromatosis
this is a disorder where you store too much iron
your primary doctor or a hematologist can check for this.
the next step is to get a serum ferritin level
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
My ferritin level is normal: 44 my/ mL
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Okay good
Then this could simply be a case of labs slightly out of range
In this case, I wouldn't worry too much about then
I would repeat the labs in about 1-2 months and if still high then I would see hematology.
But a high iron and normal ferritin is generally not a concern
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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