Ferritin

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Synonym/Acronym:
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Rationale
To assist in diagnosing and monitoring various forms of anemia related to ferritin levels such as iron-deficiency anemia, anemia of malnourishment related to alcohol misuse, hemolytic anemia, chronic anemia of inflammation, and anemia related to long-term kidney dialysis.

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

Normal Findings
Method: Immunoassay.

AgeConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 1)
Newborn25–200 ng/mL25–200 mcg/L
1 mo200–400 ng/mL200–400 mcg/L
2–5 mo50–200 ng/mL50–200 mcg/L
6 mo–11 mo12–95 ng/mL12–95 mcg/L
1–5 yr12–70 ng/mL12–70 mcg/L
6–11 yr16–80 ng/mL16–80 mcg/L
Males
 12–19 yr16–124 ng/mL16–124 ng/mL
Females
 12–19 yr16–77 ng/mL16–77 ng/mL
Males
 20 yr and older30–400 ng/mL30–40 mcg/L
Females
 18–39 yr10–160 ng/mL10–160 mcg/L
 40–49 yr12–263 ng/mL12–263 mcg/L
 50 yr and older18–340 ng/mL18–340 mcg/L

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
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Synonym/Acronym:
N/A

Rationale
To assist in diagnosing and monitoring various forms of anemia related to ferritin levels such as iron-deficiency anemia, anemia of malnourishment related to alcohol misuse, hemolytic anemia, chronic anemia of inflammation, and anemia related to long-term kidney dialysis.

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

Normal Findings
Method: Immunoassay.

AgeConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 1)
Newborn25–200 ng/mL25–200 mcg/L
1 mo200–400 ng/mL200–400 mcg/L
2–5 mo50–200 ng/mL50–200 mcg/L
6 mo–11 mo12–95 ng/mL12–95 mcg/L
1–5 yr12–70 ng/mL12–70 mcg/L
6–11 yr16–80 ng/mL16–80 mcg/L
Males
 12–19 yr16–124 ng/mL16–124 ng/mL
Females
 12–19 yr16–77 ng/mL16–77 ng/mL
Males
 20 yr and older30–400 ng/mL30–40 mcg/L
Females
 18–39 yr10–160 ng/mL10–160 mcg/L
 40–49 yr12–263 ng/mL12–263 mcg/L
 50 yr and older18–340 ng/mL18–340 mcg/L

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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