Iron Study Interpretation 

Updated: Dec 03, 2014
  • Author: Buck Christensen; Chief Editor: Buck Christensen  more...
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Iron Study Interpretation

Increases in serum iron level are associated with the following: [1, 2, 3]

Decreases in the serum iron level are associated with the following: [1, 2, 3]

Table 1. Microcytic Anemias (Open Table in a new window)

  Ferritin Serum Iron Total Iron Binding Capacity
Iron deficiency anemia Low Low High
Anemia of chronic disease High Low Low
Sideroblastic anemia High High Normal
Thalassemia Normal Normal Normal