Essential Iron Profile

This easy-to-implement finger prick test will measure the risk of iron deficiency anaemia or iron overload (hemochromatosis).

£59.00

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About the test

This finger prick blood identifies and monitors iron deficiency or iron overload, useful for those with symptoms such as fatigue, or low mood, or those who are vegetarian. 

Iron deficiency occurs with low levels of circulating and stored iron, and can lead to iron deficiency anaemia. Conversely, high iron levels can lead to toxicity. 

The test measures ferritin, which indicates the body’s total iron stores, Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC), a measure of the total capacity of iron to bind to proteins in the blood, and Transferrin Saturation, to assess how much of this protein is saturated/bound by iron. It also measures Unsaturated iron-binding capacity (UIBC) to understand the iron binding sites on transferrin not occupied by iron. 

It’s also suitable for anyone who would like to investigate their health for overall wellbeing.

             

Information

Turnaround
3 - 5 days
Sample
Finger prick blood sample
Lab
County Pathology
Test
Finger prick blood sample analysis
Report

Markers

Biochemistry

Iron
Ferritin
Unsaturated Iron Binding Capacity (UIBC)
Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)
Transferrin saturation