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Ferritin in the Serum of Normal Subjects and Patients with Iron Deficiency and Iron Overload

Br Med J 1972; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5834.206 (Published 28 October 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;4:206
  1. A. Jacobs,
  2. F. Miller,
  3. M. Worwood,
  4. M. R. Beamish,
  5. C. A. Wardrop

    Abstract

    The concentration of ferritin in serum gives a quantitative measure of the amount of storage iron in normal subjects and those with iron deficiency or overload. The mean level in normal men is 69 ng/ml, compared with 35 ng/ml in normal women. A concentration below 10 ng/ml is associated with a low transferrin saturation and iron-deficient erythropoiesis.