Serum ferritin is an acute phase protein. Levels correlate directly with total body iron stores. Decreased in iron deficiency. Increased in iron overload from any cause and in many malignant and inflammatory conditions.

Patient Instructions:

This test is referred to an external laboratory

Sample Requirements:

Gold (SST)

Postal Samples Acceptable:


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