Ferritin Blood Test

Ferritin is a blood protein that stocks iron. Red blood cells need iron to form and transport oxygen to other parts of the body, such as the liver, bone marrow and muscles. Ferittin's blood test helps measure the quantity of ferritin in the blood. Higher than normal levels of ferritin in the blood are called hyperferritinemia and lower than normal levels of ferritin in the blood are called hyperferritinemia. According to the WHO, 42% of children under the age of 5 and 40 percent of pregnant women worldwide are anaemic.

Normal levels:


  • Males: Between 20 to 250 ng/mL
  • Females 18 to 39 years age: Between 10 to 120 ng/mL
  • Females over 40 years age: Between 12 to 263 ng/mL
  • Newborns Between 25 to 200 ng/mL
  • Infants 1 month age: Between 200 to 600 ng/mL
  • Infants 2 to 5 months age: Between 50 to 200 ng/mL
  • Children 6 months to 15 years age: Between 7 to 140 ng/mL
A lower-than-normal level indicates anaemia or iron deficiency. Higher than normal indicates liver disease, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory conditions, hyperthyroidism, leukaemia, and sometimes cancers too.

Why do the doctors ask for a Ferritin blood test?

If a person experiences the symptoms include-

  • Pale or yellowish skin
  • Excessive fatigue and dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Leg pain
  • Dizziness
  • Heavy menstrual cycles
  • Bleeding within the digestive tract
  • Blood in the bowel movement
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Damaged nails or hair loss
  • Pounding or rattling in the ears
  • A sudden spinning sensation
Pathology services are an integral part of healthcare. They provide vital information to help diagnose, treat and monitor a range of medical conditions. These services are also used in research to help identify new treatments and improve patient outcomes. Unipath, one of the best pathologies in Ahmedabad is a method of determining the result of a diagnosis or test. It involves the use of a combination of laboratory tests, imaging techniques and physical examination to identify and diagnose diseases. This approach is used by many healthcare professionals as it helps them to accurately determine the cause and extent of a patient's condition. For an accurate diagnosis, contact us. We do have a home sample collection facility to ease lives. To book the test, please contact us at +91(79) 49006800 or visit www.unipath.in

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