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Hemochromatosis

Ferritin and fasting

04/20/2009

Question:

I am to be tested for ferritin and also for genetic hemochromatosis. Should I get these tests done in the morning? Should I fast for 12 hours? Thank you.

Answer:

Thank you for visiting NetWellness.  You do not need to be fasting for either test.

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Response by:

Mark   Wurster, MD Mark Wurster, MD
Former Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University

Amy Curry Sturm, MS, LGC Amy Curry Sturm, MS, LGC
Associate Professor of Human Genetics
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University