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Ferritin

Ferritin is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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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 mo200–600 ng/mL200–600 mcg/L
2–5 mo50–200 ng/mL50–200 mcg/L
6 mo–15 yr7–140 ng/mL7–140 mcg/L
Adult
 Males20–250 ng/mL20–250 mcg/L
 Females (18–39 yr)10–120 ng/mL10–120 mcg/L
 Females (40 yr and older)12–263 ng/mL12–263 mcg/L

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
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Citation

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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