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Sources Used in Current Review
2015 review performed by Christina P. Nickel, MHA, MLS(ASCP)cm, Laboratory Quality Manager, Bryan Medical Center.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Normal Iron Absorption and Storage. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/hemochromatosis/training/pathophysiology/iron_cycle_popup.htm through http://www.cdc.gov. Accessed on 9/16/15.
Mayo Medical Laboratories. Soluble Transferrin Receptor (sTfR), Serum. Available online at http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/84283 through http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com. Accessed on 9/16/15.
(July 2009) Gupta, S. Uppal, B., and Pawar, B. Is soluble transferrin receptor a good marker of iron deficiency anemia in chronic kidney disease patients? PubMed. Available online at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2859486/ through http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Accessed 9/16/15.
(Mar 2013) Bableshwar, RS., Roy, M., Bali, A., Patil, PV., Inumella, S. Intensive method of assessment and classification of the bone marrow iron status: a study of 80 patients. PubMed. Available online at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23924552 through http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Accessed 9/16/15.
(2012) Infusino, I., Braga, F., Dolci, A., Panteghini, M. Soluble Transferrin Receptor (sTfR) and sTfR/log Ferritin Index for the Diagnosis of Iron-Deficiency Anemia A Meta-Analysis. American Journal of Clinical Pathology. Available online at http://ajcp.ascpjournals.org/content/138/5/642.full through http://ajcp.ascpjournals.org. Accessed 9/16/15.
Sources Used in Previous Reviews
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(© 1995-2011). Unit Code 84283: Soluble Transferrin Receptor (sTfR), Serum. Mayo Clinic Mayo Medical Laboratories [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Overview/84283 through http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com. Accessed September 2011.
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