The aim of this prospective, cohort study was to determine the clinical and performance related utility of haematological and iron-related screening in elite athletes. Three hundred and three male and 273 female elite athletes underwent routine medical screening over a three-year period. In association with a standard medical consultation, a full blood count and iron-related variables were measured. Ten male athletes had a serum ferritin less than 30 ng/mL and satisfied AIS criteria for iron...[Show more]
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