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Hemochromatosis

High iron blood count

04/09/2009

Question:

I have just had a Glucose Tolerance test, which came back as 10.5 and my iron count was 190, what does this mean? Age being 58 female and high blood pressure? thank you

Answer:

Although I am not able to comment on your glucose tolerance test, your iron count does appear to be a little on the high side.  Repeating the total iron binding capacity and ferritin level would be reasonable follow up just to make sure iron overload is not present.

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Response by:

Mark   Wurster, MD Mark Wurster, MD
Former Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University