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Old 09-06-2004, 10:34 AM   #1
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Transferritin saturation??

Can anyone tell me what the transferritin satn refers to please?

I've just had some blood tests done and the results say this is borderline at 19.9% (20-50).

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Re: Transferritin saturation??

The test determines the amount of the protein - transferrin - which transports iron through the bloodstream.
Did you have it done as part of an anemia workup or something?
(labtestsonline.org is an excellent resource for finding out what different labtests are for.)

 
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Old 09-06-2004, 11:48 PM   #3
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Re: Transferritin saturation??

Hi MidWest,

Thanks for the info.

The evil endo did a complete blood tests a few months ago, before I was diagnosed with CFS (don't get me started on that one!). I was just doing some research and came across something about ferritin levels. At the time, he said that the ferritin satn. ws borderline but because my ferritin levels were ok, this didn;t matter. However, I was taking iron tablets at the time. Just wondering if he has missed something else apart from my hypo!

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