The Ferritin, Serum Test is use to evaluate how iron is stored in the body and helps diagnose hypochromic, microcytic anemias (the circulating red blood cells are smaller than normal and poorly filled with hemoglobin).This test, when coupled with an iron test and Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC), can detect the presence and severity of iron deficiency or iron overload. Ferritin levels are decreased in iron deficiency anemia and increased in iron overload.
Anemia workup; Those who suspect an iron deficiency or overload
No special preparation is necessary prior to blood sample collection.
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.