What is Iron Profile Blood Test?
An iron profile contains several markers that aid in detecting iron deficiency. Haemoglobin is made up of iron, which is a vital mineral. Haemoglobin is a protein found inside red blood cells that distributes oxygen to the tissues.
Why get an Iron Profile blood test?
- Iron deficiency is one of the most common causes of fatigue.
- Women lose a certain quantity of blood and iron every month due to menstruation.
- Iron insufficiency is widespread among women of childbearing age.
- Iron insufficiency is more common in vegetarians and vegans.
✓ Iron: helps carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of the body.
✓ CRP HS (C-Reactive Protein High Sensitivity): measures levels of inflammation in your body.
✓ Ferritin: measures the amount of iron your body stores.
✓ TIBC: measures the amount of iron in your blood.
How does our Clinic Visit test work?
Please make your Iron Profile appointment online and visit us on-site to have your blood drawn by our Registered Nurse. Please note that you must present your ID for your appointment.
How long do blood test results take?
The target turnaround time for Iron Profile Blood test results is 1-2 working days of receiving in the laboratory. The turnaround time is a guide only and will sometimes depend upon assay run schedules.