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is a level of 17.50 in ferritin blood test consider low in a male 66 years old
Ferritin is a protein that stores iron. Low ferritin is a precursor to anemia, so if you do nothing about the low ferritin level your iron level will eventually drop.
Have ferritin level of 587 & a fatty liver & cholesterol of 6.9
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
Usually, yes. Most labs list about 10-300 as the normal ferritin level. Inflammation can raise the level even if the iron is low so it is helpful to also check iron and TIBC (total iron binding capacity).
If you have a ferritin level of 600, it means your levels are increased. This can be caused by an inflammatory disorder, liver disease, and too much iron in your body.
The normal range of ferritin in children increases as they age. In children between the ages of 1 and 5 years, the normal range is 6 to 24 ng/mL. In children between 5 and 9 years of age, the normal range increases to 10 to 55 ng/mL. These levels continue to increase into adulthood, at which point they can be up to 200 ng/mL.
Ferritin level tells the amount of iron in your blood. Ferritin is stored in red blood cells, so I guess you could call it "backup iron." Male: 12-300 ng/mL Female: 12-150 ng/mL That's a big range, so your physician may want to supplement your iron even though it's within the normal range.
If ferritin is high, there is iron in excess or else there is an acute inflammatory reaction in which ferritin is mobilized without iron excess. For example, ferritins may be high in infection without signalling body iron overload.Ferritin is also used as a marker for iron overload disorders, such as hemochromatosis or hemosiderosis. Adult-onset Still's disease, porphyria, and Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis are diseases in which the ferritin level may be abnormally raised. As ferritin is also an acute-phase reactant, it is often elevated in the course of disease. A normal C-reactive protein can be used to exclude elevated ferritin caused by acute phase reactions.According to a study of anorexia nervosa patients, ferritin can be elevated during periods of acute malnourishment