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what disorder would give a person a low serum ferritin?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Any blood loss: Or failure to absorb iron appropriately.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between ferritin & serum ferritin on the results?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Same thing: Iron storage protein.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are normal serum ferritin levels?

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Dr. Claude Parola
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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 29-year-old female asked:

What could cause serum ferritin to be 554? rng 25-200

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Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 30 years experience
Lots of things: Infection, inflammation of the liver, insulin resistance, high levels of iron stores in the body, alcoholism, cancer, hyperthyroidism, Gaucher disease, heart attack, kidney cancer, end stage kidney failure, non-iron deficiency anemia, acute & chronic liver disease.

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