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Transferrin is a protein that carry iron through the blood.
A high transferrin level in the blood is a sign of iron deficiency. The liver, where transferrin is produced, tries to increase the production of transferrin to maximize the iron transport and compensate the iron deficiency.
A high transferrin value in the blood may suggest an iron-deficiency anemia.
The transferrin level in the blood is very high and it is probably that you are suffering from iron-deficiency anemia.
For a better diagnosis, it is necessary to know the level of iron and ferritin in the blood. If both are low, this type of anemia for iron deficiency is the main possibility.
In case of suffering from iron-deficiency anemia, you can feel fatigue, headache and difficulty breathing.
There are some health circumstances or drugs than can raise your transferrin level in the blood:
There are different diseases why the transferrin level in the blood can be higher than normal:
A transferrin high level in the blood is usually a consequence of lack of iron in the body. For that reason, the main tip is to increase the iron intake.
The following foods are rich in iron:
If you are taking oral contraceptives, it is advisable to talk to your doctor because they can alter the transferrin level in the blood.
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The following values are considered to be above the normal range:
IMPORTANT: These levels are expressed in mg/dL. They are an example of a healthy woman of about 45 years old with a balanced diet, not known disease and not taking any medication. The ranges can be different depending on the laboratory or on your personal circumstances.
|371 mg/dL||372 mg/dL||373 mg/dL||374 mg/dL||375 mg/dL||376 mg/dL||377 mg/dL||378 mg/dL|
|379 mg/dL||380 mg/dL||381 mg/dL||382 mg/dL||383 mg/dL||384 mg/dL||385 mg/dL||386 mg/dL|
|387 mg/dL||388 mg/dL||389 mg/dL||390 mg/dL||391 mg/dL||392 mg/dL||393 mg/dL||394 mg/dL|
|395 mg/dL||396 mg/dL||397 mg/dL||398 mg/dL||399 mg/dL||400 mg/dL||401 mg/dL||402 mg/dL|
|403 mg/dL||404 mg/dL||405 mg/dL||406 mg/dL||407 mg/dL||408 mg/dL||409 mg/dL||410 mg/dL|
|411 mg/dL||412 mg/dL||413 mg/dL||414 mg/dL||415 mg/dL||416 mg/dL||417 mg/dL||418 mg/dL|
|419 mg/dL||420 mg/dL||421 mg/dL||422 mg/dL||423 mg/dL||424 mg/dL||425 mg/dL||426 mg/dL|
|427 mg/dL||428 mg/dL||429 mg/dL||430 mg/dL||431 mg/dL||432 mg/dL||433 mg/dL||434 mg/dL|
|435 mg/dL||436 mg/dL||437 mg/dL||438 mg/dL||439 mg/dL||440 mg/dL||441 mg/dL||442 mg/dL|
|443 mg/dL||444 mg/dL||445 mg/dL||446 mg/dL||447 mg/dL||448 mg/dL||449 mg/dL||450 mg/dL|
|451 mg/dL||452 mg/dL||453 mg/dL||454 mg/dL||455 mg/dL||456 mg/dL||457 mg/dL||458 mg/dL|
|459 mg/dL||460 mg/dL||461 mg/dL||462 mg/dL||463 mg/dL||464 mg/dL||465 mg/dL||466 mg/dL|
|467 mg/dL||468 mg/dL||469 mg/dL||470 mg/dL||471 mg/dL||472 mg/dL||473 mg/dL||474 mg/dL|
|475 mg/dL||476 mg/dL||477 mg/dL||478 mg/dL||479 mg/dL||480 mg/dL||481 mg/dL||482 mg/dL|
|483 mg/dL||484 mg/dL||485 mg/dL||486 mg/dL||487 mg/dL||488 mg/dL||489 mg/dL||490 mg/dL|
|491 mg/dL||492 mg/dL||493 mg/dL||494 mg/dL||495 mg/dL||496 mg/dL||497 mg/dL||498 mg/dL|
|499 mg/dL||500 mg/dL||501 mg/dL||502 mg/dL||503 mg/dL||504 mg/dL||505 mg/dL||506 mg/dL|
|507 mg/dL||508 mg/dL||509 mg/dL||510 mg/dL||511 mg/dL||512 mg/dL||513 mg/dL||514 mg/dL|
|515 mg/dL||516 mg/dL||517 mg/dL||518 mg/dL||519 mg/dL||520 mg/dL||521 mg/dL||522 mg/dL|
|523 mg/dL||524 mg/dL||525 mg/dL||526 mg/dL||527 mg/dL||528 mg/dL||529 mg/dL||530 mg/dL|
|531 mg/dL||532 mg/dL||533 mg/dL||534 mg/dL||535 mg/dL||536 mg/dL||537 mg/dL||538 mg/dL|
|539 mg/dL||540 mg/dL||541 mg/dL||542 mg/dL||543 mg/dL||544 mg/dL||545 mg/dL||546 mg/dL|
|547 mg/dL||548 mg/dL||549 mg/dL||550 mg/dL|