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#1
05-25-2012
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Normal Iron Studies!

Hi
Can anyone please tell me the normal values for iron studies aka ferritin, iron, TIBC and percent saturation.
I have seen the normal values from MKSAP but gosh, they range so much and are not helpful in solving the questions.
So may I know what works for you? uncle Goljan says ferritin and iron is 100 normal [guess i m correct]
am very very much confused...PLZ help !!

#2
05-25-2012
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Im used to ferritin <10 is def. >250 over
There's difference b/w male \$ women
I dont think u should worry about this in the exam just open the lab values and get it
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#3
05-25-2012
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-idont think u will need it cuz it vary according to the lab. but this from wikipedia. hope it help :
• Serum iron: Male 65–177 μg/dL (11.6–31.7 μmol/L); Female 50–170 μg/dL (9.0–30.4 μmol/L)
• TIBC: 250–370 μg/dL (45-66 μmol/L)[6]
• Transferrin saturation: Male 20–50%; Female 15–50%
• Serum ferritin: Male 20-250 μg/L, Female 15-150 μg/L[6]
μg/dL = micrograms per deciliter; μmol/L = micromoles per litre.
Laboratories often use different units and "normal" may vary by population and the lab techniques used. Look at the individual laboratory
reference values to interpret a specific test (for instance, your own).
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#4
05-25-2012
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All the Lab values you need to know for the exam are given here on pages 21 & 22
USMLE Step 2 CK Laboratory Values
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