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Is iron and ferritin only ordered if hemoglobin and hematocrit are low?

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Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Iron

These are some of the more common reasons.

In brief: Iron

These are some of the more common reasons.
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Dr. Videh Mahajan
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not neccesarily

You can have a normal hgb/hct and still have low ferritin and serum iron.
In kids, we are getting more info all the time about having low ferritin and problems associated with neurologic problems like autism and adhd. So more and more we are checking these even in light of normal h/h.

In brief: Not neccesarily

You can have a normal hgb/hct and still have low ferritin and serum iron.
In kids, we are getting more info all the time about having low ferritin and problems associated with neurologic problems like autism and adhd. So more and more we are checking these even in light of normal h/h.
Dr. Holly Maes
Dr. Holly Maes
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Dr. SCOTT SWOPE
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See your physician

You need to see your physician to discuss your blood test and what medicine you should take.

In brief: See your physician

You need to see your physician to discuss your blood test and what medicine you should take.
Dr. SCOTT SWOPE
Dr. SCOTT SWOPE
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