Oral Iron Absorption Test: A Simple Test with Relevance in the Clinical Setting

CONCLUSIONS: The oral iron absorption test, although not clearly standardized, is easy to conduct in any outpatient clinic. This test can readily and clearly determine absorption or nonabsorption of iron. This test can have major implications on the need of oral or intravenous iron therapy and can also determine the need for further gastrointestinal evaluation of the small intestine, where iron absorption takes place and the success of therapy on subsequent iron absorption.PMID:34672450
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research

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