TRACE ELEMENTS IRON. IRON METABOLISM. DISTRIBUTION OF IRON IN THE BODY Between 50 to 70 mmol (3 to 4 g) of iron are distributed between body compartments.
In an adult female of similar weight, the amount in stores would be generally be less (100-400 mg) and the losses would be greater (1.5 - 2 mg/d).
Iron deficiency and iron overload usually cause low and high plasma iron concentrations respectively.
Other pathological factors
Plasma transferrin concentration and TIBC: