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What is an acceptable ferritin level?

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May 13, 2010 10:18AM

The normal level of ferritin varies between men and women: The lower the ferritin level, even within the "normal" range, the more likely it is that the patient does not have enough iron. Once the level dips below this range they are classified as being anemic and should see a hemotologist and a gastroenterologist for additional diagnostic tests and treatment. Normal ferritin levels follow:

Male: 12-300 ng/mL

Female: 12-150 ng/mL

Note: ng/ml = nanograms per milliliter

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003490.htm