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
Ferritin is decreased in:
Ferritin is usually normal in:
*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.
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