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To monitor and assess blood iron levels related to treatment, blood loss, metabolism, anemia, and storage disorders.
Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube.
|Age||Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 0.179)|
|Newborn||100–250 mcg/dL||17.9–44.8 micromol/L|
|Infant–9 yr||20–105 mcg/dL||3.6–18.8 micromol/L|
|10–14 yr||20–145 mcg/dL||3.6–26 micromol/L|
|Male||65–175 mcg/dL||11.6–31.3 micromol/L|
|Female||50–170 mcg/dL||9–30.4 micromol/L|
|Values tend to decrease in older adults.|