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Sickle Cell Disease: Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, and Renal Specialty Collection

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Measure: Serum or Plasma Ferritin   #811300

Definition: A bioassay to measure the serum concentration of ferritin (i.e., iron).

Purpose: This measure can be used to evaluate an individual’s iron metabolism, which is important for determining the presence and severity of anemia, and the assessment of iron therapy. Additionally this measure is used to assess iron overload (accumulation of iron in the body), which is associated with hereditary hemochromatosis and with transfusion therapy for many clinical conditions including sickle cell disease, thalassemia, other rare anemias, Hodgkin’s disease, acute leukemia, hemochromatosis, and carcinomas of many tumor types.


Keywords: Serum ferritin, plasma ferritin, iron, anemia, sickle cell disease, SCD, thalassemia, iron overload, hereditary hemochromatosis, iron deficiency, lung, colon, liver, prostate, acute leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease, hemochromatosis, carcinoma, NHANES

Measure Release Date: July 30, 2015

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