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LetsGetChecked - Iron Blood Spot Test Kit

The LetsGetChecked - Iron Blood Spot Test Kit includes Iron, Total Iron-Binding Capacity (TIBC), Ferritin, and Transferrin Saturation. Get 30% off today with our exclusive discount code WALKINLAB.

Test Code: LGC1018

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Methodology:

Preparation: The sample must be collected fasted, before 10am on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and returned on the same day. Fasting means that you collect the sample in the morning before you have breakfast. You can still drink water when fasting. Always follow the advice of your physician with regards to fasting, particularly if you have any medical conditions.

Test Results: 5 business days once the lab receives the specimen. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


Details:

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Description

Iron

Iron is an essential mineral that is necessary for the transport of oxygen via red blood cells and cells which are responsible for regulating the metabolism. Iron is measured in the body by examining iron levels that are attached to the protein transferrin.

Total Iron-Binding Capacity (TIBC)

Total Iron-Binding Capacity (TIBC) is a measure of all the available proteins for transporting iron around the body.

Ferritin

Ferritin stores iron in the body. Ferritin is tested to identify the storage capacity of iron in the body.

Transferrin Saturation

Transferrin is the primary carrier of proteins around the body, it is formed in the liver and the main function is transporting iron around the body.

The Iron Test determines if you are at risk of iron deficiency anemia or iron overload, known as hemochromatosis.

Symptoms of iron deficiency anemia may include:

  • Cold hands and feet
  • Brittle nails
  • Cravings for non-food sustenance such as dirt or ice
  • Extreme fatigue and weakness
  • Pale skin
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headaches
  • Sore or swollen tongue

The Iron Test determines if you are at risk of iron deficiency anemia or iron overload, known as hemochromatosis.

Symptoms of iron overload (hemochromatosis) may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Joint pain
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Loss of libido
  • Diabetes

Iron is required for the production of red blood cells and removing carbon dioxide from the body.

You should take the test if:

  • You are suffering from an iron deficiency
  • You are suffering from hemochromatosis
  • You are vegetarian
  • You frequently donate blood
  • You are suffering from fatigue, low energy or low mood
  • You have a family history of hemochromatosis
  • You are from Northern Europe, you are more likely to suffer from hemochromatosis

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