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what does a ferritin level of 2 mean?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
That is: Quite low. This would be seen with iron deficiency.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

What is ferritin level?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Iron stores: Serum ferritin levels reflect body stores of iron. Normal levels men 30-400, women 15-200.
Harrisburg, PA
A 83-year-old male asked:

What does a ferritin level greater than 10, 000 indicate?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Not many causes: Extremely high levels of ferritin are seen chronically only in patients with one of the genetic forms of hemochromatosis and in those who have received multiple red blood cell transfusions. Acute onset of extremely high levels of ferritin may be seen in juvenile idiopathic arthritis, lupus, opportunistic infection in a patient with hiv, and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (hlh).
A member asked:

Is a ferritin level of 14 low ?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes that is: A low level. Generally a low ferritin is due to poor iron stores, and the most likely cause is blood loss -- usually chronic in nature.
UT
A 34-year-old female asked:

Ferritin level of 59 is that good? What is ideal?

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Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes: Serum ferritin level reflects total body iron stores. Normal ferritin level for adult female ranges from 10 to 120 ng per milliliter.
KY
A 49-year-old female asked:

Is it bad if my ferritin level is only 7?

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Dr. Bradford Romans
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That's low: Ferritin is the best blood test to determine body iron stores.This low test seems to say you r low on iron but other blood tests are needed to determine the urgency of this finding.C ur doc ...Soon.

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