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Iron Profile Blood Test – Clinic Visit

A quick venous blood test which helps to detect Iron deficiency, one of the most common causes of fatigue.

£59.99

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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.

4 Biomarkers

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.

Q: Why is Iron so important?

A: Iron is essential to life. It plays an important role in energy metabolism, oxygen transport, immune function, formation of red blood cells.

Q: Does pregnancy have an impact on my Iron levels?

A: During your pregnancy, the volume of blood in your body increases by 30-50%. Iron needs are increases as well because the body uses iron to make extra blood to transport oxygen for you and your baby during this time.

Q: From what foods can I get my Iron?

A: Iron-rich foods includes red meat, beans, dried fruits, cereals, bread, pasta, pork.

Q: Is it Iron important if I am an active person?

A: Active persons need iron to maintain and support energy, as iron is used by your body muscles to help produce the energy.

Q: What drinks are high in Iron?

A: Pumpkin juice, tomato juice, grape juice, apple juice, spinach juice, beetroot juice.

Q: Can I take Iron supplements?

A: We recommend that you check first with your GP.

Q: What side effects I might get if I take Iron supplements?

A: Tummy pain, constipation, nausea, diarrhoea.

Q: What are the symptoms for Iron deficiency?

A: Pale skin, heart palpitations, tiredness, shortness of breath.

Q: What happens if Iron deficiency is untreated?

A: It may affect your heart of lungs, it may increase your risk of being ill and getting an infection, pregnant women may get complication before and after birth.

Q: What tests are recommended if I have Iron deficiency?

A: If you have iron deficiency you should test for: Iron, Ferritin, Complete blood Count

Q: How is Iron Profile test performed?

A: Our certified nurse will draw a small sample of your blood from your arm to use for the serum albumin test.

First, she will use an alcohol wipe to clean your skin. They she ties a band around your upper arm to make your veins swell with blood. This will help her find a vein more easily.

Once she found a vein, will insert a needle that’s attached to a vial and draws the blood. It may fill one or more vials.

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