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Overview

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.
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