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What does high level of serum iron in blood test report indicate?

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Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015
Question: My sons blood work came back with high serum iron and trans sat. Tibc and ferritin normal. Could taking fluxocillian 1 hr prior to test affect this result - all other bloods are ok
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (25 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
not likely related

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Serum iron levels are not known to be affected by flucloxacillin.

The medication that can potentially affect it are contraceptives and estrogens and these are not related in any way to flucloxacillin.

The antibiotics would not have played a role in his result.

It can be affected by: (1) deficiency of vitamin b6,
(2)certain types of anemia (which would have been reflected in other bloods if present),
(3) thalassemia,
(4)some types of liver disease
(5)acute poisoning - acute accidental intake of excess iron supplements
(6)lead poisoning
(7)idiopathic-cause is not known

If the other bloods are normal, then it may not be related to any significant condition and this is the reason his doctors may recheck to see where it lies.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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What does high level of serum iron in blood test report indicate?

Brief Answer: not likely related Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic Serum iron levels are not known to be affected by flucloxacillin. The medication that can potentially affect it are contraceptives and estrogens and these are not related in any way to flucloxacillin. The antibiotics would not have played a role in his result. It can be affected by: (1) deficiency of vitamin b6, (2)certain types of anemia (which would have been reflected in other bloods if present), (3) thalassemia, (4)some types of liver disease (5)acute poisoning - acute accidental intake of excess iron supplements (6)lead poisoning (7)idiopathic-cause is not known If the other bloods are normal, then it may not be related to any significant condition and this is the reason his doctors may recheck to see where it lies. I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions