Ferritin

Sample type: Serum

Test name: Ferritin a.k.a. Iron Stores

Condition / Indication: Indicator of Fe stores

Special precautions & notes: Levels may be falsely high during infection or inflamation (i.e. when CRP is raised).

Reference range: Male: 33 - 490 ug/L. Female (0-44 years): 15 - 445 ug/L, female (45yr+): 30-470 ug/L

Container: Serum (Gold top)

Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Section: Automated Laboratory

Turnaround time: 24 hours