Iron Study Interpretation 

Updated: Dec 03, 2014
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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