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Iron Test


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At home Iron test identifying iron deficiencies in your body, with online results in 5 days.


  • Iron
  • Total Iron-Binding Capacity (TIBC)
  • Ferritin
  • Transferrin Saturation

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  • Iron

    Iron is an essential mineral that is necessary for the transport of oxygen via red blood cells and cells which are responsible for regulating the metabolism. Iron is measured in the body by examining iron levels that are attached to the protein transferrin.

  • Total Iron-Binding Capacity (TIBC)

    Total Iron-Binding Capacity (TIBC) is a measure of all the available proteins for transporting iron around the body.

  • Ferritin

    Ferritin stores iron in the body. Ferritin is tested to identify the storage capacity of iron in the body.

  • Transferrin Saturation

    Transferrin is the primary carrier of proteins around the body, it is formed in the liver and the main function is transporting iron around the body.

The Iron Test determines if you are at risk of iron deficiency anemia or iron overload, known as hemochromatosis.

Symptoms of iron deficiency anemia may include:

  • Cold hands and feet
  • Brittle nails
  • Cravings for non-food sustenance such ad dirt or ice
  • Extreme fatigue and weakness
  • Pale skin
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headaches
  • Sore or swollen tongue

The Iron Test determines if you are at risk of iron deficiency anemia or iron overload, known as hemochromatosis.

Symptoms of iron overload (hemochromatosis) may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Joint pain
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Loss of libido
  • Impotence
  • Heart failure
  • Liver failure
  • Diabetes

Iron is required for the production of red blood cells and removing carbon dioxide from the body.

You should take the test if:

  • you are suffering from an iron deficiency
  • you are suffering from hemochromatosis
  • you are vegetarian
  • you frequently donate blood
  • you are suffering from fatigue, low energy or low mood
  • you have a family history of hemochromatosis
  • you are from Northern Europe, you are more likely to suffer from hemochromatosis

The test must be taken fasted, before 9 a.m and returned on the same day.

Iron Test Sample Report

All of your results and insights can be viewed at a glance via your personal online dashboard.

Screenshot of results for Iron Test

How it works

Watch our instructional video to see how easy it is to collect your sample.

Still have questions?

Here are some questions we usually get about LetsGetChecked. If you would like yours answered, please contact us.

You will receive your at home testing kit within 2-5 working days with standard delivery, or 1-2 working days if you opt for express shipping. Your test will arrive in discreet and simple packaging to ensure confidentiality.

The test must be taken fasted, before 9 a.m and returned on the same day.

Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. The tests must be returned to the laboratory using the prepaid addressed envelope on the same day of taking the sample to ensure accuracy and a prompt delivery of your results.

Registering your test connects the unique barcodes on your samples to your LetsGetChecked account. Alphanumeric barcodes are used to ensure confidentiality.

Activating your test ensures that your results are connected and uploaded to your personal online dashboard so you can continuously review your overall health status. The lab cannot process your sample if the test is not activated online.

The LetsGetChecked medical team will review your health requirements and results. You will receive a call when your results become available. The team is on standby throughout the testing process to offer you support at every step of the way.

The LetsGetChecked tests are the same standard as what you would experience in a physician's office. The laboratories who process the samples are CAP and CLIA approved. Each test is manufactured in an ISO 13485 accredited facility, therefore taking an at home test with LetsGetChecked is the same as taking a test with your doctor.

Each test includes a pre-paid envelope to return your samples to the lab. You should receive your results within 2-5 days of your samples reaching the lab.

Your order and results will be reviewed by our medical team. If your result is out of range, our medical team will call you to provide support. After the call, all results are released to your online account where you can continue to track, monitor and improve your health without the need to deviate from your busy schedule.

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