What Are the Causes of High Ferritin Levels?

Q: What are the causes of high ferritin levels?


A: For ferritin blood test, the normal range is 20 to 500 Ng/ml (for men), or 20 to 200 Ng/ml (for women). Since ferritin is an important blood cell protein that contains iron, the test result is revealing and important.

The common causes of high ferritin levels are:

  • Alcohol abuse
  • Chronic inflammatory disorder
  • Hyperthyroidism (overactivity of the thyroid gland)
  • Hemochromatosis (
  • Leukemia
  • Liver disease
  • Multiple blood transfusions


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