About The Ferritin Test
Ferritin is a protein that stores iron in your cells for your body to use later. Measuring ferritin levels gives us a good indication of the amount of iron stored in your body.
Low levels of ferritin can indicate anemia which can be caused by excessive or chronic bleeding, poor absorption of iron or too little iron in the diet.
Raised ferritin levels can indicate iron overload syndrome (hemochromatosis) or any kind of liver damage. It is also a marker of infection and inflammation.