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What is a normal blood iron count?

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According to WebMD, the normal range for iron is 70 to 175 mcg/dl for men, 50 to 150 mcg/dl for women and 50 and 120 mcg/dl for children. This is a reference range that can vary by the lab doing the blood test.

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If the iron value in the blood test is too low, it can signal some medical conditions like anemia. A high value can signal other medical conditions such as an infection, kidney failure and lead poisoning. To perform the test, blood is drawn via a needle through a vein in the arm. Some bruising, redness and soreness may occur.

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