Serum transferrin receptor: a specific marker of iron deficiency in pregnancy.

  title={Serum transferrin receptor: a specific marker of iron deficiency in pregnancy.},
  author={Agneta {\AA}kesson and Per Bjellerup and Marika Berglund and Katarina A Bremme and Marie Vahter},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={68 6},
BACKGROUND Current markers of iron deficiency tend to be less reliable in pregnancy. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to study the usefulness of soluble serum transferrin receptor (sTfR) as a marker for iron deficiency during early and late gestation and to define iron status in 254 pregnant Swedish women. DESIGN We performed a cross-sectional and longitudinal evaluation of sTfR in comparison with concentrations of serum ferritin and hemoglobin in blood collected around gestational weeks 11 and 36… CONTINUE READING


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