Ferritin (Iron) Testing
How to check your Ferritin (Iron) levels with a home fingerprick blood test kit
What Is A Ferritin (Iron) Test For?
A Ferritin (Iron) test is also known as a Serum Ferritin test.
Ferritin is a blood protein that is high in iron, making it a very good indicator of the overall amount of iron stored in the body.
Iron is crucial for the production of healthy red blood cells, and deficiencies may eventually lead to iron deficiency anaemia.
Learn all about Ferritin (Iron) Testing:
- Ferritin (Iron) Testing UK Statistics 2021
- What If Ferritin (Iron) Test Levels Are High?
- What If Ferritin (Iron) Test Levels Are Low?
- How To Test Ferritin (Iron)?
- Why Take The Vitamin And Minerals Test?
- Who Should Take The Vitamin And Minerals Blood Test?
- How Much Do Vitamin And Minerals Tests Cost?
Ferritin (Iron) Testing UK Statistics 2021
10.5% of people tested have Ferritin (Iron) levels which are too high.
And 2.7% have levels that are too low.
The average Ferritin (Iron) result is 129.4 ug/L
Note what is normal for you may differ for your age and gender.
Women tend to report higher ferritin (iron) blood levels in their blood than men.
As many as one in six women tested have high levels of Ferritin (Iron)
of people have Ferritin (Iron) blood levels in the normal range. Do you?
Are you in the 86.8% with normal results?
What If Ferritin (Iron) Test Levels Are High?
Ferritin levels are high in states of long-term iron overload, especially in haemochromatosis. However, ferritin levels can be high for a number of other reasons including inflammatory conditions and liver issues.
Further investigation is therefore required before a diagnosis of iron overload can be made.
What If Ferritin (Iron) Test Levels Are Low?
Ferritin levels are low in long-term iron deficiency. Ferritin may also be decreased if your body's protein levels are very low, as in some cases of malnutrition.
There are usually few symptoms early in iron deficiency. However, as the condition worsens and anaemia develops, ongoing weakness and fatigue can occur. As the iron levels continue to be depleted further, additional symptoms of anaemia may be present such as shortness of breath and dizziness. If the anaemia is severe then chest pain, headaches, and leg pains may also occur.
How To Test Ferritin (Iron)?
The Ferritin (Iron) Test allows you to accurately check your levels of Ferritin (Iron) in a fingerprick blood sample.
You can check your Ferritin (Iron) levels by buying a home fingerprick blood test kit below. Your sample is then professionally analysed in an accredited laboratory for total reassurance. The Vitall Vitamin & Minerals Home Test Kit includes a Ferritin (Iron) test and is available for just £69.
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