Understand Your Test


Formal Name


Ferritin, serum


Why Get Tested?

To determine your body's total iron storage capacity; to help diagnose iron deficiency or iron overload.

When To Get Tested?

When you have low hemoglobin and hematocrit on a complete blood count (CBC); when your healthcare practitioner suspects that you may have too little iron (iron deficiency) or too much iron (iron overload) in the body.