High tibc, borderline high iron

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KJ11432
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   Posted 2/24/2018 11:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, my lab results show high tibc and borderline high iron. From what I understand, a high tibc indicates low iron. Does anyone know what these results mean?

TIBC: 502 normal range 250-450
Iron: 143 normal range 59-158
Transferitin: 28 normal range 15-50
Ferritin: 55 normal range 30-400

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   Posted 2/24/2018 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
From what I've read, high TIBC does indicate iron deficiency. But your iron and ferritin are both good.

What does your Dr. say?



Maybe repeat this test in another month or two.
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   Posted 2/24/2018 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
KJ - I just realized this is your first post.


Welcome to our community! I'm assuming you have lyme disease?
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KJ11432
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   Posted 2/24/2018 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks! Yes I have Lyme and Babesia. I haven't asked the Dr about this but I'm thinking it could be contributing to my severe fatigue. I can't find anything about tibc and iron being high.

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   Posted 2/24/2018 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   
KJ11432 said...
Thanks! Yes I have Lyme and Babesia. I haven't asked the Dr about this but I'm thinking it could be contributing to my severe fatigue. I can't find anything about tibc and iron being high.


I wouldn't say your iron is high..it's within the range.

I've seen posts about Babesia messing with our red blood cells, and treating babs can kill off the RBC.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

Post Edited (Girlie) : 2/24/2018 2:41:43 PM (GMT-7)


KJ11432
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   Posted 2/24/2018 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Okay. I was thinking about Babesia maybe causing that. I am currently treating Babesia.
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