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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.
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.
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.