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Iron profile

Test your iron levels

  • Testing for kidney health concerns or kidney-related symptoms
  • Confirm or rule out diagnoses of anaemia or excess iron
  • Blood test results can be sent to your GP
Pricing £75
Type of sample taken Blood
Turnaround time 4-12 hours
 
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Our Central London clinics offer blood tests to check the health of your kidneys as part of our full blood profile. Blood test results are fast & accurate & available within 12 hours.

Our clinic’s unique full blood screening includes a test that will measure your iron levels. A healthy iron profile in your blood is crucial to your overall health. Iron is essential to blood production, & around 70% of the iron in your body is stored in haemoglobin (red blood cells). A further 25% is stored as ferritin, in the cells. Women naturally store more than a third less iron than men do. When natural stores of iron are depleted, iron deficiency or anaemia can result.

When should I get tested?

Your doctor may suggest that you get an iron profile if you are experiencing symptoms of iron deficiency or anaemia, which is usually caused by blood loss, either through the gastrointestinal tract, or through prolonged heavy menstrual periods. You may also wish to have the test independently, if you are curious to know your iron profile as a check-up measure. The most common symptoms of iron deficiency include fatigue, feeing faint or dizzy, breathlessness, & a pale complexion. Some of the less common symptoms of anaemia include palpitations, headaches, tinnitus, & altered sense of taste.

What does the test include

The iron profile requires a blood test.

What to Expect

Step 1

Preparing for test

Arriving for your test well-hydrated will make blood sampling easier.
 
Step 2

During the test

The doctor or nurse will insert a needle in your inner arm, near the elbow, & draw a small amount of blood.
 
Step 3

Results

Once we receive the results from the laboratory we will email them over to you. If the test was suggested by one of our doctors the doctor will give you a call to explain the results for you. If you didn't have a consultation at our clinic you can take the results to your own doctor or come back for a consultation.