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A 70-year-old male presents to his primary care physician for complaints of fatigue. The patient reports feeling tired during the day over the past 6 months. Past medical history is significant for moderately controlled type II diabetes. Family history is unremarkable. Thyroid stimulating hormone and testosterone levels are within normal limits. Complete blood cell count reveals the following: WBC 5.0, hemoglobin 9.0, hematocrit 27.0, and platelets 350. Mean corpuscular volume is 76. Iron studies demonstrate a ferritin of 15 ng/ml (nl 30-300). Of the following, which is the next best step?
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