Iron is important in cellular metabolism and oxidation, the body needs only trace amounts of two
types of iron:
• Functional iron, a component of hemoglobin and myoglobin (a pigment ...
Optimal Range: 75-150 mg/ml
Causes of Increased
Ineffective erythropoiesis (thalassemias, sideroblastic)
Liver disease (alcohol, portocaval shunts) ...
Transferrin transports iron
The binding of ferric ions (Fe3+) to transferrin protects against the toxic effects of these ions.
In inflammatory reactions, the iron–transferrin ...
69-year old female who presented with fatigue and weakness. here is her lab tests and peripheral blood smear
RBC: 4.09 x 10 12/L
Hemoglobin: 8.3 g/dL
MCV: 66 fL