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Serum ferritin is the most practical diagnostic blood test for determining iron stores and is usually sufficient for that purpose.<>
 

 
 

Test Iron Stores (Ferritin) can help with the following:
 
 
Circulation  Anemia (Iron deficiency)

Nutrients

  Iron Requirement

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  Female Hair Loss
 Iron deficiency can cause hair loss in women. Laboratory evidence of such a deficiency may show up on a complete blood count, serum iron or serum ferritin.

Uro-Genital

  Menorrhagia (Heavy Periods)
 Consistently excessive blood loss will result in a negative iron balance which will result in lowered serum ferritin levels. Iron deficiency is a cause as well as consequence of menorrhagia. Body stores of iron are best reflected by serum ferritin. Ferritin levels will drop before changes in the blood count begin. Anemia may not yet be present when serum ferritin levels are getting low.
 
 


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