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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 9, Issue 1, November 2013 pp 41-46

Research Article

Study of Serum Ferritin Levels in Anemia of Pregnancy


Dhananjay Vasantrao Bhale*, Pramod Vasantrao Bhale**, Shubhangi Arun Mande***, Sanjay Guddetwar****

{*Professor and Head, ****P. G. Student, Department of Biochemistry}, **Professor, Department of Anesthesiology,

***Associate Professor, Department of OBGY, MGM’s Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, INDIA.


Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Anemia in pregnancy is a global problem and is associated with increased maternal morbidity and mortality (WHO, 1992). Iron deficiency anemia is defined as anemia accompanied by depleted iron stores and signs of a compromised supply of iron to the tissues. The objectives of this study were to determine the serum ferritin in anemic pregnant women and to compare them to that of normal healthy non-pregnant women. Materials and Methods: Present Cross sectional study was carried out in the Department of Biochemistry MGM Medical College, Aurangabad during March 2011 to March 2013. A total of 50 pregnant women of 15-35 yrs age with hemoglobin level < 10.5 g% were compared with 50 non-pregnant healthy women. Serum ferritin levels were done by Chemiluminescence assay (Immulite 1000).Mean and standard deviation were calculated for Hb%, Serum Ferritin. Statistical analysis was done using SPSS. In the present study mean hemoglobin level and serum ferritin level was low in test group as compared to control group. Low level of hemoglobin and serum ferritin was noted in 2nd trimester as compared to 1st and 3rd trimester of pregnancy which was statistically significant.