Iron and TIBC
Jan 12, 2008
My brother is diagnosed with Hep C with hep crna QN PCR at 301,000 which we know to be chronic infection, along with liver enzymes elevated ot 137, pt 336. His Iron is 303 and TIBC 502, MCH 32.8 and MPV 10.5 does this also indicate pernicious anemia.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
The results you reported don't indicate whether anemia is present or not. That requires the RBC count and the hemoglobin and hematocrit levels to be below normal. In addition, the MCV needs to be elevated. Finally, a serum B12 would need to be obtained to determine, if anemia were present, that it was a B12 deficiency, and possibly related to pernicious anemia.
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