MedSchool: Ace Your OSCEsThe Medical Company
GET - On the App Store
Iron Studies

Total Serum Iron

April 30th, 2020


Total serum iron is a measure of the ferric (Fe3+) ions bound to serum transferrin. There is significant variation of iron levels with due to multiple factors, and therefore the serum iron is a poor marker of iron status.
    • Normal Range

    • 10-30 μmol/L
High iron levels may be suggestive of iron overload, though may also represent recent iron intake.
Reduced serum iron levels should not be used in the diagnosis of iron deficiency.
Next Page
Want more info like this?
  • Your electronic clinical medicine handbook
  • Guides to help pass your exams
  • Tools every medical student needs
  • Quick diagrams to have the answers, fast
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge
Sign Up Now

Snapshot: Initialising...