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Ferritin Blood Test
Ferritin Blood Test
Ferritin Blood Test
Ferritin Blood Test

Ferritin Blood Test

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 2 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Iron Status

Iron Status (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Do not take biotin supplements for 2 days prior to this test. If you are taking prescribed biotin you should discuss this with your doctor.
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

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

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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.