This website has been so helpful to me! I am learning a lot! I went to get my iron lab testing done and I want to know if this is normal or good because I understand that Iron needs to be at optimal levels for thyroid medicines to work.
My binding capacity iron total is 77 the ref range is 40-190 mcg/dL
Iron binding capacity 329 and ref range is 250-450 mcg/dL
Saturation is 23 and ref range is 11-50 %
Ferritin 119 and ref range is 10-232.
Just so you know. I find it weird that they would say Ferritin range is between 10 and 232. I mean that is such a huge range. I mean if someone is walking around with a level 10 would be non functioning. Then someone with a 232 would probably have some serious issues! How can a normal ref range be okay at a 10 or up to 232. I just find that so questionable.
Anyway I hope someone can help me on this and let me know if my iron levels are good. I have autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia and have had it for 15 years. I got my spleen removed and haven't had that severe anemia anymore.
Hope to hear back from the 'wise' people! This is an awesome website and I am so glad I found this. Thanks,