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Ferritin Blood Test

Ferritin Blood Test

£39.00

A blood test that measures the amount of iron stored in the body used to diagnose anaemia or iron-overload.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included Results estimated in 2 working days from sample receipt at lab
Ferritin Blood Test
Ferritin Blood Test
Ferritin Blood Test
Ferritin Blood Test
Ferritin Blood Test

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Iron Status

Iron Status (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Prepare for your Ferritin Blood Test by following these instructions. Do not take biotin supplements for two days before this test, discuss this with your doctor if it is prescribed.

From the expert

Ferritin is a protein found inside cells that stores iron so your body can use it later for, amongst other things, the production of red blood cells.

This test can indirectly measure the amount of iron in your blood by calculating the level of ferritin. That's because the amount of ferritin in your blood is directly related to the amount of iron stored in your body. Low ferritin levels indicate iron deficiency, symptoms include pale skin, fatigue, dizziness and heart palpitations. If ferritin levels are low, additional tests including an iron test, TIBC and transferrin test are used to confirm a diagnosis of iron deficiency anaemia. On the other hand high levels of ferritin could indicate you have haemochromatosis (iron overload syndrome) an inherited condition where your body cannot rid itself of iron and therefore it accumulates over time. High ferritin levels are also associated with liver inflammation.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP
Chief Medical Officer

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Important

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will 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 your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.