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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.|
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Iron." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425016/all/Iron.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Iron. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425016/all/Iron. Accessed March 22, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Iron. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425016/all/Iron
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Iron [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 March 22]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425016/all/Iron.
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