Normal HG and HCT but bottom level ferrittin. Normal HG and HCT but bottom level ferrittin. | allnurses

Normal HG and HCT but bottom level ferrittin.

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  3. Visit  jnette profile page
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    Ferritin is iron STORED in the body for future use.. chronic iron deficiency can show low ferritin levels, as can depleted protein levels as ferritin is a protein that stores iron in you body.

    You can have appropriate hgb/hct levels for awhile, even if your ferritin levels are low... because you haven't reached the bottom of the "stored iron barrel" yet.

    Transferrin saturation (TSAT) measures how MUCH of that stored iron can be used to make new red blood cells.
  4. Visit  Marie_LPN, RN profile page
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    Chronic iron deficienty.
  5. Visit  ZZTopRN profile page
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    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Chronic iron deficienty.
    How can you get the "stored" levels up? Correct the chronic iron deficiency?
  6. Visit  jnette profile page
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    Quote from movingalong
    How can you get the "stored" levels up? Correct the chronic iron deficiency?

    That and /or IV ferritin.
  7. Visit  ZZTopRN profile page
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    Quote from jnette
    That and /or IV ferritin.
    Both of you!
  8. Visit  jnette profile page
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    More than welcome !

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