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what is ferritin in blood tests

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
21 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Fasting morning iron lab studies are preferred. Iron levels fluctuate throughout the day, and levels may vary with food intake.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
46 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Proper testing: The transferrin saturation needs to be done on fasting blood samples. A cut-off of 45% is best used. If the ts > 45% on fasting specimens, although ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Gaya
29 years experience Neurology
Insomnia : Low ferritin levels indicate that you are at a higher risk of having iron deficiency anemia. Although there is no link between iron deficiency and ins ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Do not worry: 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
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
2nd polycythemia: Secondary polycythemia can ce caused by different things like abnormality/mass on the liver, kidney, lungs problem, sleep apnea , drugs like testosero ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
No: No effect
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Find the Cause: Since you are anemic, there has to be a cause, like excessive blood loss. Your doctor can help you to find the cause which will require some further ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Robey
6 years experience Internal Medicine
Anemia: It sounds like you have low blood counts and are having symptoms consistent with this. You may want to discuss either a blood transfusion or iron by a ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Find the cause: There are over 100 different causes of anemia. Dad has a bleeding stomach or colon cancer until proved otherwise; yes, iron and ferritin can be normal ... Read More
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