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Item Value
ClinicalQuestion Does my patient have hemochromatosis?
TestEntryNumber 574
TestCode IRON
TestName Ferritin
Synonyms
IsThisScreeningTest It depends
PubMedID 21452290,6745616
Comment Serum iron by itself has poor specificity in screening for hemochromatosis, and should be used in combination with serum ferritin and serum transferrin saturation. The serum iron has positive and negative predictive values for HH of 61% and 87%.
Sensitivity Unknown
Specificity Unknown
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