|Posted by Goh Chun Hui (Jack Goh) on December 29, 2010 at 4:50 AM|
In order for patients to know their iron level and iron overload condition, they need to have their ferritin blood test monitor every 6 months to a year time. The doctor will have to review your blood test result to know your iron level and also the chelater you are on is it working good on you. Below 1000 for your ferritin blood test is still consider within the normal safe range.
Beside having their ferritin level test from time to time, MRI Screening is required every year to exactly identify any iron overload in the key organs of the body, especially the heart and the liver which is the most common places of iron overloading.
So that's the two proceduces Thalassemia Major Patients need to undergoes at least every year to monitor their iron level.
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