Hepcidin is a 25 amino acid peptide involved in regulation of iron metabolism. It may be measured as part of the workup for a microcytic anemia.

Molecular weight: 2,789.35 g (free base)

Empiric formula: C113H170N34O31S9


1 nanomole per liter = 2.79 µg/L = 1 pmol/mL


Reference range for males: median 7.8 nmoles/L (0.6 as 2.5th percentile; 23.3 as 97.5th percentile)

Reference range for females: median 4.1 nmoles/L (0.4 as 2.5th percentile; 19.7 as 97.5th percentile)

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