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To assess circulating iron levels related to dietary intake to assist in diagnosing disorders such as iron deficiency anemia or hemochromatosis.
Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube.
|Age||Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 0.01)|
|Newborn||130–275 mg/dL||1.3–2.75 g/L|
|1–9 yr||180–330 mg/dL||1.8–3.3 g/L|
|10–19 yr||195–385 mg/dL||1.95–3.85 g/L|
|Male||215–365 mg/dL||2.2–3.6 g/L|
|Female||250–380 mg/dL||2.5–3.8 g/L|