Normal HG and HCT but bottom level ferrittin.Register Today!
- by ZZTopRN Jul 14, '05Anyone know what this is about?
- 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.
- Jul 14, '05 by Marie_LPN, RNChronic iron deficienty.
- Jul 14, '05 by ZZTopRNQuote from Marie_LPNHow can you get the "stored" levels up? Correct the chronic iron deficiency?Chronic iron deficienty.
- Quote from movingalongHow can you get the "stored" levels up? Correct the chronic iron deficiency?
That and /or IV ferritin.
- Jul 14, '05 by ZZTopRNQuote from jnetteBoth of you!That and /or IV ferritin.
- More than welcome !