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Common Use:
To monitor and assess blood iron levels related to treatment, blood loss, metabolism, anemia, and storage disorders.

Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Spectrophotometry)

AgeConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 0.179)
Newborn100–250 mcg/dL17.9–44.8 micromol/L
Infant–9 yr20–105 mcg/dL3.6–18.8 micromol/L
10–14 yr20–145 mcg/dL3.6–26 micromol/L
 Male65–175 mcg/dL11.6–31.3 micromol/L
 Female50–170 mcg/dL9–30.4 micromol/L
Values tend to decrease in older adults.

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