Hello everyone. I am currently having phlebotomies every other week. My hematologist says my iron needs to be no higher than 12. If it is hire then 12 then the blood bank will do the phlebotomy. My first one was on December 24th, iron was 14.4. January 7th was the second appointment, but my iron was right at 12 so no blood was taken. On January 21st my iron was 12.2 so they took 450 ML of blood. After the 2nd appointment and not having to have my blood drawn because the iron level was where my doctor wants it I was wishing there was a way I could test my iron at home so I would not have to waste time missing time at work then driving to the blood bank, waiting, and then being told that I don't need to have the blood drawn. I was disappointed I missed out on cookies. LOL. There needs to be a little portable testing machine we can keep with us. They have portable blood pressure machines, so why not one to test iron. I know when I taught preK I had a little girl whoz blood I checked but I can not remember for what. Does anyone know if there is something out there that we can test our own iron levels?
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