Patient :My 19 yr old son had blood work done to check for possible anemia (he is a competitive distance runner, been feeling sluggish during workouts and races) he was given an iron test, ferritin test, and b12 test.
His results were elevated on the initial iron test (which concerned the doc) but the ferritin test results proved normal and not even remotely elevated. At this point doc was less concerned about possible hemochromatosis.
B-12 was mid range of normal.
Iron= (range 45-182) test results were 225
Ferritin=(range 24-336) tested at 58
b12=(range 180-914) tested at 407
I apologize for categorizing this question under "anemia" but there wasn't another option that seemed more fitting. I thought someone with education on low iron, might have some valuable insight on high iron.
More testing is going to be done when he is home from school in several weeks. Should I be immediately concerned about his high iron blood results? will waiting until he gets home to his primary physician be a medical concern?
He can think of no reason through diet this should be, ie. no multivitamins, no supplements, no protein shakes or the like
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