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Ferritin

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A ferritin blood test measures the level of ferritin in your blood. Ferritin is a protein that stores iron inside your cells. You need iron to make healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. 

Specimen Type

:  Blood, Plasma EDTA

Report Delivery

:  6 Hours

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What is a ferritin blood test?

A ferritin blood test measures the level of ferritin in your blood. Ferritin is a protein that stores iron inside your cells. You need iron to make healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body.

What is it used for?

A ferritin blood test is used to check your iron levels.

Why do I need a ferritin blood test?

You may need this test if you have symptoms of iron levels that are too low or too high.

Symptoms of iron levels that are too low include:

Pale skin

Fatigue

Weakness

Dizziness

Shortness of breath

Rapid heart beat

What happens during a ferritin blood test?

Our expert phlebotomist will take blood sample from a vein in your arm.

What do the results mean?

Lower than normal ferritin levels may mean you have iron deficiency anaemia, or another condition related to low iron levels. Iron deficiency anaemia is a common type of anaemia, a disorder in which your body does not make enough red blood cells. Iron deficiency anaemia can cause heart problems, infections, and other health issues.