I had my iron panel done recently since I've been feeling really fatigued (among other things)
My ferritin level was 28 on a scale of 10-200. In my records the last time I had it checked was 4/12/10 and it was 165.
Dd 2 was born 2/28/10, so the check was shortly after she was born.
Is it just me or is a drop from 165 to 28 not mean anything? Hematologist I saw (for low platelets 105,000) said I was fine and in the "range".
My B12 and Folate were great.
My iron was 81 on a scale of 22-146.
TIBC was 377 on a scale of 200-400.
Iron Saturation was 21 on a scale of 15-50.
I really don't believe this "in the range" cr@p. Is there a good ferritin level that disregards that everyone in the "range" is perfectly fine?