The level of Ferritin is used to determine the iron stores in a patient. Iron depletion can cause the lowering of the serum ferritin level. The test can be used to differentiate between anaemia due to deficiency of iron or anaemia as a chronic disease. The test also helps in determining conditions such as Haemochromatosis which is caused by excessive iron content.
How to prepare for the test?
No special preparation is needed for this test.