Iron saturation of ferritin in the course of phlebotomy treatment in patients with haemochromatosis

J ten Kate*, K Marell, H Kreeftenberg, C van Deursen, R. Huizinga

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    This paper describes the iron saturation of ferritin in haemochromatosis patients during phlebotomy therapy. The iron saturation of ferritin does not change during therapy and cannot be used as a parameter to follow therapy. Furthermore, the iron saturation seems to be a constant characteristic of a given person. It does not vary with the body iron stores in patients with haemochromatosis.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)827-830
    Number of pages4
    JournalClinical chemistry and laboratory medicine
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - Aug-1999


    • genetic haemochromatosis
    • ferritin
    • iron saturation
    • therapy

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