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Old 06-14-2014, 10:02 AM   #31
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Re: All other liver tests normal - but bilirubin is high?! Confused!

Brad, the hallmark finding in hemochromatosis besides high ferritin is a high transferrin saturation level. When your relatives get checked for this, they should have transferrin saturation measured along with the ferritin. Younger people may have high transferrin saturation but normal ferritin, because they haven't built up the iron stores way high yet. There are also DNA markers that can be run on the blood to confirm it when it is hereditary hemochromatosis. Glad you are getting it treated and will probably feel better as well.

 
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