Screening for Iron deficiency

Clinical Nutrition
Lesson 7:Anemia

Screening for Iron deficiency

Iron deficiency is the point at which iron stores are completely exhausted and any deficiency of functional iron is associated with liabilities.

*Serum Ferritin
Normal Normal No iron deficiency
Low Normal Storage depletion
Low Low Iron deficiency anemia
Normal Low Other causes of anemia

*Ferritin is the storage form of iron in the body.

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