Hemochromatosis and Diagnostic Testing for Hemochromatosis Patient Essay Paper
A twenty year old male was tested for hemochromatosis after their father was diagnosed. The patient was not experiencing any significant symptoms.
The following lab results were obtained:
Serum iron- 200 ug/dL ( 65 to 176 µg/dL)
Transferrin- 210 mg/dL (215 to 380 mg/dL)
Serum Ferritin 350 ng/mL (12-300 mg/dL)serum
1. Does the patient appear to have hemochromatosis? Why or why not? Be sure to investigate each test and what it tells us.