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Normal ferritin levels

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Incomplete info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More

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Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Likely: The best test for iron deficiency anemia (ida) is ferritin. Sometimes when there is inflammation (an possible associated anemia of chronic disease/inf ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Suspect so: If the serum iron is in micrograms/dl, then this is not high but within the normal range, as it can be in iron deficiency in which the patient has per ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Okay and: Get your internal hemorrhoids treated. Continuing blood loss is not normal. While taking iron and multivitamins may forestall anemia, it is not advisa ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Level: It varies between labs, but it usually between 30-400 ng/ml for males and 15-200ng/ml for females.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Fluctuate: Ferritin is an acute phase reactant and levels can vary considerably even in the absence of illness. The key is that very high or very low levels do a ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Many possibilities: Your question is why your hemoglobin is at the top-of-normal (or maybe a tiny bit above) for a person of your age and gender. I'm much, much more conc ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
U R iron deficient: Probably. You'll start feeling tired before you become anemic as the iron that your cells need for metabolism are deficient. You need to find out why ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Fero
31 years experience Medical Oncology
Iron deficiency...: ...causes low blood hemoglobin and low ferritin levels. In women, hormonal factors cause a slightly lower hemoglobin, and iron deficiency is often cau ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: The range may vary with the method uses and you need to use the reference range provided by the laboratory that did the test. In general 12-150 is nor ... Read More
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