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Question by  joes (44)

When a blood test is done for iron, what is considered to be the normal range?

I just had my blood tested and need to know what normal range is.


Answer by  Ebean (7)

The range for men is: 50-175 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dL) or 8.9-31.3 micromoles per liter (mcmol/L) (SI units. While the normal range for women is: 40-150 mcg/dL or 7.2-26.8 mcmol/L


Answer by  tbk (257)

Normal Values for an Serum Iron Blood Test would be Iron: 60-170 mcg/dL, TIBC: 240-450 mcg/dL and Transferrin saturation: 20-50%. Drugs that can increase the iron include estrogens, birth control pills, and methyldopa. Drugs that can lower the iron include cholestyramine, colchicine, deferoxamine, methicillin, allopurinol, and testosterone, depending on the person.


Answer by  Rizu (141)

Iron is a mineral that plays an important role in the formation of Hemoglobin in the Blood which helps in binding oxygen in RBC and thus nourishing the rest of body with oxygen. The normal range is 50-150 µg/dl. If it is lower than the normal range it indicates Anemia.


Answer by  rayven8099 (199)

Three tests are routinely used and interpreted together when determining blood iron levels. Normal serum iron levels are 60-170 mcg/dl. The normal range for total iron binding capacity (TIBC) is 240-450 mcg/dl. Normal transferrin saturation is 20-50% for males and 15-50% for females.


Answer by  JJP (360)

A normal iron level in the blood should be about 60-170 mcg/dl. If your level is lower then this it could indicated several medical conditions such as heavy menstrual bleeding, not absorbing enough iron, insufficent iron intake, pregnancy, or anemia. If you are concerned about this I would see your doctor.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

Iron works kind of like blood pressure and core body temperature. It kind of goes by whats normal for the particular person being tested. If you are worried you should contact your doctor and they will be able to give you all the information you need to feel well informed.

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