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Check your levels of iron, iron stores and get an indication of inflammation levels.

Iron Status Profile

£49.00

Check your levels of iron, iron stores and get an indication of inflammation levels.

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Visit us in one of our test locations listed below. You will book your appointment during the checkout process

Epsom
London Medical Laboratory Epsom - KT17 2JE
Next Appointment: 09/12 08:30
Guildford
London Medical Laboratory Guildford - GU1 4LB
Next Appointment: 09/12 08:30
London
Claret Diagnostics Leicester Square - WC2H 7AR
Next Appointment: 08/12 20:10
Claret Diagnostics Wembley - NW10 6HJ
Next Appointment: 09/12 10:00
London Medical Laboratory King's Cross - WC1H 9PU
Next Appointment: 09/12 08:15
London Medical Laboratory Putney - SW15 6TQ
Next Appointment: 09/12 08:15
Oxford
London Medical Laboratory Oxford - OX1 3EQ
Next Appointment: 09/12 08:00
Slough
London Medical Laboratory Slough - SL1 1EE
Next Appointment: 09/12 08:20

Iron is an essential component of the body which makes up red blood cells to transport oxygen all around the body. 

Low iron can cause anaemia, a common issue causing a list of problems starting with fatigue, weakness and coldness which can then progress to more serious conditions. 

We also test for how well the body can absorb iron which may be reduced in conditions affecting the liver.

How do the tests work?

There is no better way to check for underlying health problems, or monitor existing conditions, than with a blood test. From our dedicated, state-of-the-art laboratory in London we offer the latest in pathology testing solutions across many disciplines including biochemistry, immunology, haematology, sexual health screening and molecular biology. 

Whether you are concerned about your health, managing an existing condition or simply curious, a blood test with London Medical Laboratory provides a fast, affordable and easy way to start taking charge of your own health. 

We offer a range of testing options to try and make the process as simple, stress free and convenient as possible. 

  • Home Testing Kits - User-friendly finger-prick self-testing kits sent to you using the Royal Mail 1st Class Tracked postal service
  • In-Store Phlebotomy - For even faster results you can come into one of our stores to have your blood taken by one of our qualified phlebotomists
  • Mobile Phlebotomy - We can even come to you! For added convenience one of our qualified mobile phlebotomists can visit you at home or in your office

You will receive your results on the day after we receive your sample in our laboratory. We run a 24/7 laboratory operation and test all samples as quickly as possible after receiving them which enables our team of in-house GPs to review and communicate your results in the fastest possible timeframe. 

*It is important to note that blood tests alone are not a substitute for seeing a doctor, particularly if you have any symptoms. You should not make a diagnosis or start any treatment without a consultation with a doctor or suitably trained healthcare professional. 

What do you test?

Biomarker Profiles

Iron Studies (5 Biomarkers)

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.

Iron is a mineral which is needed for making red blood cells, which transports oxygen in the blood, and important for healthy muscles, bone marrow and organ function. Iron is measured to show the amount of iron in the blood. Low levels of iron can indicate anaemia whereas high levels can indicate liver disease.

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Total Iron Binding Concentration (TIBC) is the maximum amount of iron that can be transported in the blood. Iron is used for the transportation of oxygen in the blood. TIBC tests are used to determine iron status and its absorption. This can be used to help diagnose Anaemia and iron overload conditions such as Haemochromatosis. Your TIBC will be impaired if you also have existing liver disease.

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Unsaturated Iron Binding Concentration (UIBC) is the amount of transferrin that is reserved for the iron transportation. Iron is used for the transportation of oxygen in the blood. UIBC tests are used to monitor treatment for iron toxicity.

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Ferritin is a blood protein that is used to store iron. Iron is used for the transportation of oxygen in the blood. It is measured to understand how much iron the body stores. Ferritin test are used to diagnose anaemia and liver disease.

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Transferrin is an iron-binding glycoprotein that is produced by the liver. It is used to transport iron which transports oxygen in the blood. Transferrin tests are used to determine iron status and can be used to diagnose anaemia.

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FAQS

It may take up to 6 months to restore iron levels if they are below the normal range - depending on your results. Therefore, regular testing is encouraged to monitor your progress.

Excess iron is known to be stored in major organs including the heart, liver and endocrine glands. This can either be caused by excess iron supplementation/intake, liver disease or a specific medical condition.

If your iron levels are below the normal range then you may be at risk of being considered anaemic. Symptoms of anaemia include tiredness, difficulty concentrating and a decrease in hair and nail quality.

Iron is a critical part of haemoglobin - a protein in your blood that helps carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. Our Iron Status Profile measures your iron levels, iron stores and indicates inflammation levels.

How does the test work?

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Test is Posted To You

We will post you a test kit via Royal Mail 1st Class post.

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Take test & send back

Take your test using our simple instructions and send it back in the enclosed prepaid packaging.

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Receive Your Results

We will email you your results after we test them in our lab.

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Make appointment

When checking out make a convenient appointment at one of our test locations.

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Come in for a Test

Arrive at your allocated appointment time and one of our Healthcare Professionals will take your test.

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Receive Your Results

We will email you your results after we test them in our lab.

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Test is Posted To You

We will post you a test kit via Royal Mail 1st Class post.

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Take test & send back

Take your test using our simple instructions and send it back in the enclosed prepaid packaging.

icon
Receive Your Results

We will email you your results after we test them in our lab.

icon
Make appointment

When checking out make a convenient appointment at one of our test locations.

icon
Come in for a Test

Arrive at your allocated appointment time and one of our Healthcare Professionals will take your test.

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Receive Your Results

We will email you your results after we test them in our lab.

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Iron Status Profile