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Hemochromatosis
Serum Fe high
TIBC normal
Transferrin (Tf) saturation high
Iron Deficiency
Serum Fe low
TIBC normal
Tf saturation low
Microcytic Anemia
low rbc size
low MCV
low HCT
normal RBC
MCV measures
Average rbc volume
Hypochromic anemia
low Hb
low Fe
pale color
Hemochromatosis 2 reasons
Genetic defects: high Fe absorption, liver damage

Multiple transfusions: done to correct beta-thalassemia. Get enough Beta chains and too much Fe.
Sideroblasic Anemia
Heme production problem
RBC has visible granules of ferritin bc Fe has no place to bind and therefore excess precipitates in ferritin complexes