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ferritin

Ferritin is a complex, iron-containing protein, and is the primary form of reserve iron in the body.

Ferritin may be increased in:

  • Iron overload
  • Some cancers
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Chronic renal disease
  • Hepatitis

Ferritin is decreased in:

  • Iron deficiency anemia

Ferritin is usually normal in:

  • Hemolytic anemia

Normal Values*

Men 15-300 ng/ml 15-300 ug/L
Women 12-150 ng/ml 12-150 ug/L

*These are general values taken from a variety of sources. The actual normal values may vary from lab to lab and from one type of testing protocol to another.

Source: Operational Medicine 2001,  Health Care in Military Settings, NAVMED P-5139, May 1, 2001, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Department of the Navy, 2300 E Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20372-5300