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To assist in diagnosing and monitoring various forms of anemia related to ferritin levels such as iron-deficiency anemia, anemia of malnourishment related to alcoholism, hemolytic anemia, chronic anemia of inflammation, and anemia related to long-term kidney dialysis.
Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube.
|Age||Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 1)|
|Newborn||25–200 ng/mL||25–200 mcg/L|
|1 mo||200–600 ng/mL||200–600 mcg/L|
|2–5 mo||50–200 ng/mL||50–200 mcg/L|
|6 mo–15 yr||7–140 ng/mL||7–140 mcg/L|
|Males||20–250 ng/mL||20–250 mcg/L|
|Females (18–39 yr)||10–120 ng/mL||10–120 mcg/L|
|Females (40 yr and older)||12–263 ng/mL||12–263 mcg/L|