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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 alcohol misuse, hemolytic anemia, chronic anemia of inflammation, and anemia related to long-term kidney dialysis.
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.
|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|
Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Ferritin." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425390/all/Ferritin.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Ferritin. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425390/all/Ferritin. Accessed July 19, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Ferritin. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425390/all/Ferritin
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Ferritin [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 July 19]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425390/all/Ferritin.
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