Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) reflects iron status in haemodialysis patients.

Abstract

BACKGROUND An iron deficiency is often present in haemodialysis (HD) patients; however, although transferrin saturation (TSAT) of <20% and/or serum ferritin of <200 ng/mL should express iron scarcity, in HD patients high ferritin levels could be related to inflammation rather than reflecting optimal iron stores. METHODS The aim of the present study was to… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/ndt/gfp310

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