Yes, they measured saturation % at 54.4% but didn't put the range on my results - I had looked that up subsequently and found it to be 12-45%.
It was the same for the other iron tests that they did - they gave me a print out of the results but there weren't any ranges included. I looked them up online for standard lab tests so realise they might be slightly out as I know the reference ranges change sometimes.
Other Iron tests were:
Serum TIBC 46 umol/L (range 45-66 umol/L)
Serum iron level 25.1 umol/L (range 9-30 umol/L)
Serum folate 8.6 ug/L (range 2.1-20 ug/L)
Serum ferritin 50 ng/mL (range 50-90 ng/mL)
I wasn't taking any iron supplements at the time of the tests (still not now); I was taking AdCal D3 (prescribed); and other than that just 100 mcg T4, which wasn't helping at all and my TSH was 12 and my FT4 was 5 and my FT3 was 2, so I was still pretty hypo. I've since managed to persuade my endocrinologist to give me some T3 and I'm now on 150mcg T4 plus 40mcg T3 (split). Not great though - but that's another matter. He's effectively washed his hands of me now though - he told me at my last appointment that as I have T3 (against his better judgement....) plus T4, there's nothing more he can do - as I continue to have hypo symptoms he said these can't be to do with thyroid and I must in fact have CFS! Seems this is his default position for patients who don't get better with him.
Anyway, I'm looking at other areas that might be struggling so was interested in your Gut/Iron article. So it looks to me as though iron is good and percentage saturation is actually too high, yet TIBC, folate and ferritin are all low - do you have any idea what this could be indicating?
In case its relevant - I'm totally gluten free and largely dairy free (and was at the time of the iron tests) as I was having lots of gut problems. These are much improved since losing wheat/gluten again so I'll stick to this for the foreseeable future now.