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Iron Blood Test

Iron Blood Test


This simple finger-prick blood test can give you detailed information about your iron status to help identify iron deficiency anaemia or iron overload.
Blood sample 5 biomarkers included Results estimated in 3 working days from sample receipt at lab
Iron Blood Test
Iron Blood Test
Iron Blood Test
Iron Blood Test
Iron Blood Test

Is it for you?

Do you have symptoms like fatigue, pale skin and dizziness? Do you get out of breath easily? Perhaps you've already had a blood test which showed up low iron and you want to see if your levels have improved, or maybe you're more concerned about iron overload.

What's included?

Biomarker profiles

  • Iron Status
  • Inflammation

Iron Status (4 Biomarkers)

Inflammation (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

CRP levels can be affected by infection, inflammation, and illness. If you are taking this test because you have recently developed symptoms or they are worsening you should discuss these with your doctor. We suggest taking your test when any short-term change in your symptoms have settled. 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.

From the expert

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. If your iron is low your body simply doesn't get the oxygen it needs to function properly. This is why you can feel exhausted, breathless and dizzy when your iron is low. Low iron can be due to dietary factors; you don't eat enough iron for your body's needs, or your body can't absorb iron properly because you have a gut or bowel condition like coeliac disease or Crohn's. Low iron is frequently caused by blood loss from menstruation or internal bleeding, often in the digestive tract. Iron deficiency anaemia can also develop in pregnancy.

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.  

This test looks at your ability to store and transport iron as well as the actual level of iron in your blood. It also contains an inflammation marker (CRP-hs) to provide more insights into a raised ferritin (a measure of iron storage) level.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP
Chief Medical Officer

Why take this test?

  • You feel unusually tired and fatigued
  • You have a family history of iron overload (haemochromatosis)
  • You are a woman who has periods
  • You want to check whether you are absorbing iron properly

Laboratories you can trust

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

Dr Sam Rodgers - Chief Medical Officer

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Questions? Let us help
Questions? Let us help

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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.