The cutoff value of serum ferritin for the diagnosis of iron deficiency in community-residing older persons

@article{Choi2005TheCV,
  title={The cutoff value of serum ferritin for the diagnosis of iron deficiency in community-residing older persons},
  author={Chul Won Choi and Woo Ri Cho and Kyong Hwa Park and In Keun Choi and Jae Hong Seo and Byung Soo Kim and Sang Won Shin and Yeul Hong Kim and Jun Suk Kim and Juneyoung Lee},
  journal={Annals of Hematology},
  year={2005},
  volume={84},
  pages={358-361}
}
The serum ferritin assay is the best single blood test for the diagnosis of iron deficiency. Previous studies with elderly anemic patients have suggested that ferritin level less than 45 μg/L is indicative of iron deficiency. The subjects of these studies were hospitalized patients with anemia, however. We thus conducted a prospective study to determine the normal minimum level of serum ferritin of community-dwelling older adults by assessing the ratio of serum transferrin receptor to the log… CONTINUE READING