Due to CV19 this test is currently unavailable
Ferritin is the most sensitive marker for Iron deficiency as it is the main storage form of iron in the body.
Symptoms associated with a lack of ferritin
- Pale skin
- Brittle nails
- Sore tongue
- Loss of appetite or nausea
- Pica in children
- Slow cognitive social development during childhood
- Decreased immune function
- Heavy periods
- Poor concentration – decreased work and school performance
- Cold intolerance
What is being measured
Age range this test is suitable for
Suitable for Adults 18 +.
Type of test
Blood test that requires a blood sample.
You will need to arrange for a blood sample to be collected by a nurse at your G.P. service or at a private clinic or hospital. Any fee for this service is not included in with the test fee.
You will need to send your sample back to the lab via a next day postal service – If you are in the UK, Royal mail offer a suitable next day service. If you are outside of the UK then please check with your postal service for options. The cost of the test does not cover the return postage.
Please note that samples should only be posted on Monday – Thursday so that they do not arrive over the weekend when the lab is closed.
A courier returns option is offered by the lab and details will be included in with your test kit. This is an optional service and the cost is not included in with the test fee. Details about payment, should you wish to take up this offer, are included with the courier details.
Before taking the test
Avoid iron containing supplements for 48 hours prior to taking the test
All sample reports are for representational and educational purposes only. Biomarkers, references ranges, results, and all other data may differ from actual reports. All data included in no way represents an actual patient. Any comparisons of results to actual patients, is completely incidental.