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Iron Overload (Haemochromatosis) Blood Test

Iron Overload (Haemochromatosis) Blood Test


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 estimated 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

Prepare for your Iron Overload (Haemochromatosis) 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

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.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP
Chief Medical Officer


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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.