Test Findings
 

Hyperferritinaemia

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Overview

  • Elevated serum ferritin is classically a marker of iron overload.
  • Ferritin is also an acute phase reactant and can be non-specifically elevated with alcohol intake, liver disease or chronic inflammation.
    • Causes of Hyperferritinaemia

    • Acute phase response (infection / inflammation / malignancy)
    • Liver disease
    • Iron overload
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