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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
High iron blood count
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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Mark Wurster, MD
Former Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University