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Serum Transferrin Receptor to Ferritin Index

Specialty:

Endocrinology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

An index determined as the ratio of the serum (or soluble) transferrin receptor level to the logarithm of the serum ferritin level can help identify patients who have depleted iron stores. This can be helpful in evaluating patients for iron deficiency anemia, especially those with concurrent anemia of chronic disease or those who may have an acute phase reaction affecting serum ferritin levels.

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