Erythrocyte Protoporphyrin, Free

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Synonym/Acronym:
Free erythrocyte protoporphyrin (FEP).

Rationale
To assist in diagnosing anemias related to chronic disease, hemolysis, iron deficiency, and lead toxicity.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
Method: Fluorometry.

Conventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 0.0178)
Adult
Male
Less than 30 mcg/dLLess than 0.534 micromol/L
Female
Less than 40 mcg/dLLess than 0.712 micromol/L

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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