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Hemochromatosis

High Count of Iron in Blood

08/21/2009

Question:

My doc said that I have too much iron in my blood. My iron count is 400, is that really too high? Should I be alarmed and start heaving some tests to find the cause of this? Thank you!

Answer:

It is unclear which lab you are talking about. What is important in this situation is if your doctor notes that there is too much iron in your blood, further testing is certainly warranted to make sure that hemochromatosis or another disorder is not present.  Referral to a subspecialist might be advisable if your doctor is not comfortable doing the workup himself. We're happy to help if you would like.

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OSU Hemochromatosis Program

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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