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Iron Overload (Haemochromatosis) Blood Test

Iron Overload (Haemochromatosis) Blood Test

£301.00

Haemochromatosis is an inherited disorder which causes the body to absorb too much iron. This blood test helps to confirm a diagnosis of haemochromatosis.
Blood sample 5 biomarkers included Results in 6 working days from sample receipt at lab
Iron Overload (Haemochromatosis) Blood Test
Iron Overload (Haemochromatosis) Blood Test
Iron Overload (Haemochromatosis) Blood Test
Iron Overload (Haemochromatosis) Blood Test

Is it for you?

Do have symptoms of haemochromatosis and want to know whether you have the condition? Are you also from a Northern European or Celtic background where the condition is more common? Does a member of your family have hemochromatosis and you want to check if you’re at risk of developing symptoms? If you want to know whether you might have haemochromatosis then this test is for you.

What's included?

Biomarker profiles

  • Iron Status
  • Genetics

Iron Status (4 Biomarkers)

Genetics (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.

From the expert

Haemochromatosis, also referred to as iron overload, is an inherited condition which causes iron in the body to build up over a long period of time.
This build up can cause symptoms including fatigue, joint pain and weakness, abdominal pain and weight loss. If left untreated it can lead to more serious heath issues including damage to the joints, liver, heart and pancreas.
 
Haemochromatosis is more likely to occur in people with a northern European background, particularly Celtic background such as Ireland, Wales and Scotland.
Treatment for haemochromatosis is to have blood taken from the body via a phlebotomy blood draw to reduce levels of iron in the body. There is also medication which can reduce the amount of iron in the body (chelation therapy).
 
This blood test includes a full iron profile to look at how much iron is present in the blood, along with how much is being stored in the body (ferritin), as well as the hereditary haemochromatosis genetic marker to help confirm a haemochromatosis diagnosis.
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 UKAS accredited partner laboratories.

Dr Sam Rodgers - Chief Medical Officer

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.