• How best to diagnose iron-deficiency anemia in patients with inflammatory disease? 

    Oh, Robert C.; Franzos, Tracy; Montoya, Cathy C. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2012-08)
    The serum ferritin level is the most sensitive and specific initial laboratory test for iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) in patients with inflammation. Serum ferritin levels <45 ng/dL confirm IDA, and levels of ≥100 ng/dL essentially ...