Research Article| Volume 1, ISSUE 4, P729-741, December 1981


  • Merlin H. Sayers
    Corresponding author: Puget Sound Blood Center, Terry at Madison, Seattle, Washington 98104
    Acting Instructor, Department of Medicine, University of Washington; Laboratory Director, Puget Sound Blood Center, Seattle, Washington
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      Although a majority of disorders of iron nutrition are a result of iron deficiency, a small but clinically significant group of conditions is characterized by an overload of iron. Iron status must be assessed through a number of tests. The serum ferritin concentration reflects the size of iron stores, and changes in transferrin saturation and red cell protoporphyrin indicate alterations in iron supply.
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