A ferritin blood test checks the amount of ferritin in
the blood. Ferritin is a
protein in the body that binds to iron; most of the
iron stored in the body is bound to ferritin. Ferritin is found in the
spleen , skeletal muscles, and bone marrow. Only a
small amount of ferritin is found in the blood. The amount of ferritin in the
blood shows how much iron is stored in your body.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Joseph O'Donnell, MD - Hematology, Oncology
August 6, 2012
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