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Iron Status Profile


Comprehensively analyse your iron levels and stores with iron, ferritin, transferrin saturation and iron-binding capacity.

Iron is essential for blood health and this test will tell you if you are at risk of iron deficiency, or have excess iron which can also cause serious health problems.

This test can be done on a finger-prick sample as well as a phlebotomy sample.

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Includes doctors analysis

Onsite Test

Visit us at one of our convenient test locations, and we will take your blood. You will select your appointment time and location during the checkout process.


At Home Phlebotomy

A professional phlebotomist will take your blood from the comfort of your home or office on the day of your choosing. You will select your appointment time and location during the checkout process. 18+ only.


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We dispatch a test kit to your address for you to take our test at home, with return postage included to send back the completed test.


What can I expect from Iron Status Profile?

The Iron Status Profile measures all the essential parameters related to iron levels in the body.

Anaemia is very commonly caused by low iron as red blood cells are entirely dependent on iron to transport essential oxygen around the body.

This test will give you a clear indication of whether you are at risk of developing iron-deficiency anaemia, or if you already know you are anaemic, whether it is low iron that is causing it.

Irone deficience anaemia can cause 

  • tiredness and lack of energy
  • shortness of breath
  • noticeable heartbeats (heart palpitations)
  • paler than usual skin
  • headaches

Serum iron shows how much iron you have in your blood right now, total iron-binding capacity (TIBC) anayses the ability of your blood cells to attach itself to the iron in your blood. Transferrin saturation is another way of showing how well your blood is using the iron in your body. Ferritin is a protein that stores iron. If it is low then your iron stores are low. Ferritin is also functions as a very important measure of inflammation so if there is inflammation for any other reason (such as autoimmune conditions, infections or excessive alcohol) it may be very high.

If you are low in iron you can treat it is with supplements and diet changes.

If you find you are high in iron it may be a condition called haemochromatosis which needs medical follow-up.

This test can be performed on a finger-prick home sample or with a phlebotomy sample collected at any of our nationwide partners.

What gets tested?

Iron Studies (5 health indicators)

Iron studies are a set of blood tests used to measure the amount of iron carried in the blood and stored in the bodies tissues. Iron deficiency can be the cause of a wide range of symptoms such as fatigue, chest pains and a shortness of breath. 

How it works

Whether you use a home test or have your sample taken with one of our trained phlebotomists, our blood tests are quick and easy to use.

Give your sample

At home, or in one of our testing locations.

Send us your sample

We provide pre-paid postage for your at home samples and an overnight courier service for phlebotomy samples.

Receive your results

We provide a secure link to your results and our doctor’s comprehensive report.
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How do I read my results?

Laboratory results are provided with reference ranges which are based on the normal test results of a large group of healthy people from the same age group and gender as yourself.

Sometimes, healthy people get results outside the reference range, while people with health problems can have results in the normal range. If your results fall outside the reference range, or if you have symptoms despite a normal result, you may require more testing or wish to discuss the result with your GP.

For simplicity, we provided your results graphically, so they are easy to understand. Any result flagged amber is outside of the standard range. Normal results are in green.

If you see ‘invalid result’ on any of your report pages, it’s nothing to worry about. Please call our Customer Service team on 020 7183 3718 and if required we will be able to arrange another blood test appointment free of charge or post you a home testing kit which you can post back to our laboratory

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Our team of experts

Our team of physicians is made up of some of the best in the field, including consultant pathologists, microbiologists, biochemists, haematologists and general practitioners who work together to provide you with a clear picture of your current health. High ethical standards and a commitment to excellence are at the heart of their work at London Medical Laboratory.

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