ferritin


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a protein containing 20% iron that is found in the intestines and liver and spleen

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Recent studies into the early recognition of type 2 DM have identified the presence of a significant relationship between serum ferritin levels and Fast-ing Blood Glucose (FBG) levels in patients with the disease, and these findings have shifted focus on the inflammatory markers of patients with type 2 DM.
Serum ferritin analysis was performed by chemilluminescent microparticale immunoassay-based technology using Architect Ci-8200 analyser (Abbott laboratories, USA).
Non-probability consecutives ampling was done from individuals who were presented with transferrin saturation >45% or serum ferritin >1000 ng/mL at AFIP.
Iron chelation therapy should start as soon as the patient becomes significantly overloaded and/or serum ferritin greater than 1, 000 ng/ml.
In our experience, in poor-resource settings, especially in Africa, where means of assessing for ferritin and TSAT are expensive or not readily available, clinicians often use traditional red cell indices to screen for ID in children with CKD, despite the drawbacks mentioned above.
Changes to mean haemoglobin, ferritin or transferrin saturation (Tsat) were analysed by Fisher's PLSD post hoc pair-wise repeated measures analysis of variance using the Statview statistical package (Statview for Windows Version 5.0,1999).
Tissue ferritin binds intracellular iron in intestinal epithelium and other tissues (2).
(2) To ascertain whether value of dependent variable, that is, ferritin, can be predicted based on independent variables like age, gender, anemia, status of height according to WHO (World Health Organization) Z-score charts, and status of weight according to WHO Z-score charts.
Venous blood was drawn to evaluate hemoglobin levels, CRP, iron, ferritin, transferrin and transferrin saturation, glucose, and HbA1C.
Intracellular ferritin is a complex made up of two types of subunit, termed H (heavy chain) and L (light chain) [24].
Mean TSH, FT4, and ferritin values among children with thyroid dysfunction were 6.38 [+ or -] 0.83 mIU/ml, 1.08 [+ or -] 0.45 ng/dl, and 3983.0[+ or -]1698.30 ng/ml, respectively (Table 2).
(10) The HFE H63D and C282Y mutations were found to be associated with elevated serum iron and ferritin levels in patients with BTM.
Serum ferritin (ng/mL) and hemoglobin (gm/dl) alongwith hormonal assay of GH (ng/mL), T3 (ng/mL), T4 (ug/dL), TSH (uIU/mL), and kisspeptin (ng/ml) was done.
Materials and Methods: Serum prohepcidin and ferritin levels were determined in 34 patient with TM, 10 patient with Tl, who attended the Department of Pediatric Hematology Adnan Menderes University Medical Faculty and the Department of Pediatrics at Aydin Ataturk State Hospital between 1 September 2006 and 30 September 2007 and 40 control patients without infection/inflammation, hepatitis or liver failure.
The level of ferritin (1630 ng / ml) was high in the case of peripheral dissemination.