[Resorption of iron in steady-state conditions following administration of Vitaferro to females with anemia in pregnancy and evaluation of hematologic and biochemical iron parameters].Zentralbl Gynakol 1990; 112(14):883-8ZG
Determination of ferritin is suitable for estimation of iron stores as well as for diagnosis of iron deficiency during pregnancy. It shall be used preventively in the 20th gestational week and to control treatment. Determinations of serum iron concentration, iron binding capacity and partial transferrin saturation are less suitable. Substitution of iron should start when a sufficient compensation of the iron deficiency is still possible. For this purpose Vitaferro is a suitable drug.