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Old 07-06-2007, 03:14 PM   #1
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Hi, everybody.
Has anyone heard of or had a blood test/ result that came back with a zero
ferritin level? Anybody?

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Old 07-06-2007, 06:58 PM   #2
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Re: Zero Ferritin

Ferritin is a measure of CNS (central nervous system) stored iron. It can be very low, particularly with certain diseases such as restless legs syndrome. In cases it has been in the single digits, but I have never heard of it at zero.

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Old 07-08-2007, 09:34 PM   #3
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Re: Zero Ferritin

Ferritin is found in many tissues and is closely related to the iron stored in your body. Very low serum ferritin levels are seen mostly in iron deficiency anemias. If your blood count was otherwise normal this may just be a lab error.

Old 07-14-2007, 06:52 PM   #4
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Re: Zero Ferritin

It is not a lab error. I am Anemic.

Old 08-17-2007, 11:52 AM   #5
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Re: Zero Ferritin

Out of curiosity what did your doctor say about the zero level of ferritin?

Mine just came back a 5.
Do you know what your hemoglobin or hematocrit levels were?

By the way, just a suggestion, if you do not already request a copy of lab/med. tests, please do for your own records at home.

I am just curious to know your hemoglobin and/or hematocrit level since my ferritin level was also low.

Are you taking any medications to raise the ferritin?

Good Luck to you,

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