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Common Use:
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.

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
 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

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