Serum Ferritin Level
is the measurement of the amount of iron that is available
in the body, with the amount found in the blood equaling
the amount that is stored within the body and available
for use. Low blood levels are seen in people with iron-deficient
anemia; high blood levels are seen people who have received
blood transfusions, hemochromatosis, iron poisoning, hemolytic
anemia, hepatitis, or autoimmune diseases. Iron levels can
also be elevated due to acute illnesses, but these levels
do not indicate the amount of stored iron available for
use within the body.
is the difference between serum Ferritin and serum iron
Serum ferritin and serum iron blood tests determine iron
levels through different means. Your serum ferritin level
is the amount of iron in your body, while serum iron measures
the level of iron in your blood.
is the Ferritin test done?