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What does a ferritin level of 316 indicate Assistant: Have

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What does a ferritin level of 316 indicate
Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Just a blood test
Assistant: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?
Customer: Blood
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Cholesterol is at 5.8
Are you male or female? Ferritin levels vary by sex.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Male
Levels also vary from lab to lab. Can you upload your labs?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I have only been told over the phone at the moment
Usual upper level in a male is 300. What other labs did u have?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Full blood count but everything over than 5 8 cholesterol they said was normal
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
5.8
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
They said there upper level was 300
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Is 316 not to bad then
How old are you?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
31
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I cant call still at work
316 isn’t bad. Extremely high levels of ferritin , in the thousands, can represent serious disease. Slight elevations are seen in hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and fatty liver. You should have blood iron level also,done.
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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
What will the blood iron level tell me... also could it just be nothing
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Thanks for your help
It’s probably nothing. Are you healthy? Why was ferritin level done? It’s not a normal test to order.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I believe so. I'm not over weight.. I went to the doctor as kept on getting a sweet taste in the mouth.
Serious blood diseases with high ferritin also have very high iron levels. So checking an iron level is another way to see if your slight ferritin elevation means anything
Do you drink much alcohol?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Not really... once a week ... sometimes I dont drink enough fluids in a day
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Can go a day at work without drinking
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Can not enough fluid intake raise it?
Dehydration could be a cause. I wouldn’t be concerned about a 316 level.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Thank you for your time really appreciate it...
You’re welcome
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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No problem