Question by  lois47 (383)

What is a ferritin serum test done for?

I need to know why I am having a ferritin serum test done.


Answer by  soothsayer (500)

Serum ferritin levels is a fairly good reflection of our body iron stores. Test is usually done during work-up of patients with iron deficiency anemia.


Answer by  Mable (3008)

Ferritin serum testing is a measure of iron stored in your blood and available for your body's use. Iron is necessary for the mechanisms that carry oxygen in blood, and without a sufficient storehouse of this vital mineral you may become tired, lack energy or drive, or become anemic. Iron supplements are often the answer to low ferritin serum levels.


Answer by  T1DM (175)

This is a test to see how much stored iron is in your liver. This can be an indicator regarding Anemia.

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