Have the reference ranges of anemia parameters like iron, ferritin, vitamin B-12 and folate been correctly settled in Turkish adults living in western Black Sea Region?

Demirin H., Memisogullari R., Ucgun T., Yildirim H. A. , Celer A., Bulur Ş., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY-TURK BIYOKIMYA DERGISI, vol.37, no.4, pp.356-361, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/tjb.2012.73645
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.356-361
  • Keywords: Anemia, reference range, vitamin B-12, folate, Iron, UIBC, REFERENCE INTERVALS


Objective: Widespread causes of anemia are the deficiencies of iron, vitamin B-12 and folate. The exact diagnosis is based on the laboratory data determined according to the appropriate reference ranges along with clinical symptoms. International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (IFCC) and Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) have suggested that each laboratory should determine their own reference values. In this study, we aim to determine reference intervals of anemia parameters in a large cohort of Turkish adults and to investigate whether these values confirm with data sheets of commercial kits.