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Category Biochemistry
Test background

Iron is stored mainly in ferritin and to a lesser extent haemosiderin. Low ferritin levels typically reflect depletion secondary to chronic anaemia; conversely elevations demonstrate iron overload syndromes, such as haemochromatosis, or as sequelae of repeated transfusions. Ferritin is an acute phase reactant and increases might conceivably mask an underlying state of anaemia.

Clinicial Indications

Confirmation/diagnosis of anaemia (compared with red cell indices) Assessment of body iron stores Diagnosis of haemachromatosis

Reference range

Reference Range

>15 Years Male 20-300 μg/L
15-50 Years Female 10-120 μg/L
>50 Years Female 20-300 μg/L
<1 month 25-200 μg/L
1-5 Months 20-200 μg/L
6 months – 15 years 7-140 μg/L
Sample & container required SST (gold top)
Sample volume 0.5 mL
Turnaround time 1 day