Indicators of Iron Deficiency and Anemia

Indicators of iron deficiency can be used to distinguish the degree of iron deficiency that exists across the spectrum from the depletion of body iron stores to frank anemia (Table 1). Indicator cutoffs vary by age, sex, race, and physiologic state (e.g., pregnancy),

Table 1 Indicators for assessing the progression of iron deficiency from depletion of iron stores to iron deficiency anemia

Stage of iron

Consequence

Indicator

deficiency

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