Why is my Tibc high?
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Simply so, why is Tibc high in iron deficiency anemia?
Transferrin, a protein that transports iron, is elevated in iron-deficiency anemia, indicating that the body needs more iron. TIBC tends to be increased when iron stores are diminished and decreased when they are elevated. In iron-deficiency anemia, the TIBC is higher than 400–450 mcg/dL because stores are low.
Additionally, what does high TIBC and low iron saturation mean? TIBC or transferrin is a useful index of nutritional status. Uncomplicated iron deficiency: Serum transferrin (and TIBC) high, serum iron low, saturation low. Usual causes of depleted iron stores include blood loss, inadequate dietary iron. RBCs in moderately severe iron deficiency are hypochromic and microcytic.
Just so, what does Tibc mean in a blood test?
Total iron binding capacity
Is high iron levels a sign of cancer?
High intake of dietary iron is associated with an increased risk for some cancers, particularly colorectal cancer. Hereditary haemochromatosis, a genetic disease that leads to excess iron accumulation, is associated with increased cancer risk. Iron is a target for cancer therapy.