A correlation coefficient of r=0.99 was found when measured against another commercially available method
Wide measuring range
The Randox Ferritin assay has a wide measuring range of 5.08 – 443 ng/ml which will comfortably detect levels outside of the healthy range
Stable to expiry when stored at 2-8°C
- Latex Enhance Immunoturbidimetric method
- Liquid ready-to-use reagents
- Stable to expiry when stored at 2-8°C
- Measuring range 5.08-443 ng/ml
- Limited interference from Bilirubin, Haemoglobin and Triglycerides
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What is Ferritin assay used for?
Ferritin originates in the reticuloendothelial system and consists of a protein shell, apoferritin, with varying amounts of iron in its core. Isoferritans are concerned with long term storage of iron and are found in the liver, spleen and bone marrow. Ferritin makes up approximately 20% of spleen dry weight and may have a protective effect against iron-induced cell damage.
Ferritin levels may be increased in anaemia associated with chronic disease and elevated levels are reported in patients with chronic liver disease, lymphoid malignancy leukaemia and Hodgkin Lymphoma. High ferritin levels are also associated with elevated risks of Myocardial Infarction in men.
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