Sysmex Journal International
Assessment of Iron Status — Historical Perspectives
Department of Haematology, School of Medicine, University of Cardiff
The importance of iron in the human metabolism has been recognised for millennia. It was not really until the mid 20th century that an objective approach to assessing the state of iron metabolism in patients and their need for iron therapy was first established. The history of iron research is a long, rich story with early beginnings, and is far from being finished.
Ferritin, Iron Storage, Iron Deficiency, Iron Deficiency Anaemia, Reticulocyte Haemoglobin Content, Functional Iron Deficiency