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what is a normal ferritin level for men

A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Iron overloaded: Forgive me for sounding irreverent -- iron overload is often missed clinically, especially when it is fairly mild (as suggested by a ferritin of 600). ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Hematologist: High ferritin levels(normal for women=12 to 150) such as yours suggest hemochromatosis or other chronic disorders. A hematologist is best qualified t ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Stores vs. current: Ferritin represents stores, serum iron reflects the short term status. An analogy - A propane tank will give a normal pressure reading when almost emp ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Cohen
39 years experience Psychiatry
Anemia: These values have to be assessed in the context of other tests and a history & physical. Anemia is more importantly diagnosed by the values of your h ... 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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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
A ferritin and a: Iron level are different things. Fourteen is low for both.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, in normal range: The normal level varies a bit between male vs female. 18-160 for female and 18-270 for men. Levels also differ for younger children/neonates. Ferritin ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Barth
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Yes: Ferritin can be falsely elevated in the face of low iron stores when there is also inflammation or infection. Ferritin is a slow phase reactant that i ... Read More
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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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Marker for disease: The lab value itself is not the danger. You have hemochromatosis until proved otherwise. It is lethal if untreated, but easy to treat. Get follow-up f ... Read More

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