Iron Status Check
About this test
Iron is essential for your health. It is vital for the production of haemoglobin - the pigment that makes your blood red in colour. The iron in haemoglobin combines with oxygen and transports it through the blood to your tissues and organs.
Iron deficiency is the most prevalent nutritional problem both in the UK and worldwide. In developed countries, between 10-20% of women of child-bearing age are said to be anaemic.
This simple blood test evaluates how much iron you have in your blood, in order to diagnose low iron levels or monitor existing iron deficiency. Raised iron in the blood can indicate iron overload syndrome (haemochromatosis) an inherited condition where your body cannot rid itself of excess iron.
Who is this test for?
This test is designed specifically for individuals who believe that they may be suffering from iron-deficiency anaemia or who have family members with haemochromatosis and who wish to check their own status.
How it works
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
View results securely in your own personal dashboard.
Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms.We can interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see a nutritionist or doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
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