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Low TIBC and its relation to the liver

Patient: Since the TIBC is an indirect measure of one’s transferrin levels, does a low TIBC (at the bottom of the range) with normal or low serum iron, always point to a liver issue since most transferrin is made in the liver?

 

 

Symptoms: It’s been low all year and I had no obvious symptoms of a low TIBC.

 

 

Doctor:

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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