Serum ferritin in relation to biological parameters of gasoline workers

The objective of this study was to evaluate the relation of serum ferritin levels to biological parameters in gasoline workers of Pathumwan area, by interviewing and collecting blood samples during their 6-8 hour workshift, from April to June, 2009. The purpose was to determine serum ferritin levels, haematological tests, kidney and liver function tests and enzyme cholinesterase. The results demonstrated that serum ferritin was significantly and directly related to serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT, Linear regression analysis, p<0.001), serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT, p<0.05) and inversely related to Hb level (Hgb, p<0.05). The authors concluded that these findings indicate that elevated ferritin levels in gasoline workers may serve as an important clinical marker for chronic liver disease in connection with decreasing Hb level.

Authors: Tunsaringkarn, Tanasorn; Zapaung, Kalaya; Rugsiyothin, Anusorn ;Full Source: Journal of Health Research 2011, 25(1), 21-24 (Eng) ;