A ferritin test is used to test the amount of a blood protein called ferritin to see how your body is storing iron. This can help to diagnose health problems such as anaemia, liver problems, rheumatoid arthritis, hyperthyroidism or even some cancers. The body needs iron to allow haemoglobin in the blood to supply oxygen to its cells. Ferritin stores iron gained from food to ensure the body has enough supplies available to use when needed.
Levels of ferritin that are higher or lower than normal can both indicate underlying health issues which can sometimes be symptomless. Ferritin tests are therefore useful to gain an overview of what is happening in your body, and they are particularly recommended for adults who are experiencing symptoms like lack of energy.
*Full price based on purchasing tests individually. Discount applied for purchasing tests as a package. All our tests have been specially designed to be convenient and non-invasive. Once you’ve booked your appointment, full preparation instructions will be provided in your confirmation email or letter. You can continue to eat and drink normally before your appointment, and you’ll also remain fully clothed throughout.