|Test Name||Ferritin Blood Test|
|Profile or Test?||Single Test|
|Test Inclusions||Ferritin Blood Test Only|
|Target Turn Around Time in working days||1 Working Day or less|
|Laboratory Notes||Useful in the diagnosis of hypochromic, microcytic anemias. Decreased in iron deficiency anemia and increased in iron overload.|
|Special Instructions||No further Special Instructions. Please contact us if you have any questions.|
|GP Referral||Yes Included|
Ferritin is a protein found in the blood which carries iron. Like TIBC/UIBC, and transferrin saturation, it can tell us how much iron is stored in the body. The higher the level within a health screening, the greater the amount of iron stored. This test can be used to detect iron deficiency, and also conditions of iron excess (such as haemochromatosis). Ferritin can also be raised if inflammation is present in the body somewhere.
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