Advanced iron deficiency (Anaemia) test


  • Results within 24 hours

  • Blood draw included

The advanced anaemia screen includes a measure of HB/HbO2 and Full blood count(FBC). The HB/HbO2 levels are used to determine levels of haemoglobin the blood whilst the Full blood count test, reveal any signs of general health while exhibiting the health of red and white blood cells. This screen can provide both a view of your general blood health and If you have a family history of blood diseases, this is very significant.

What is Iron Deficiency Anaemia?

Iron deficiency anaemia is a condition where the body does not produce enough red blood cells due to a lack of iron, common symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia can include fatigue, pale skin, dizziness, and shortness of breath.

It is possible to suffer from less common symptoms such as:

  • Headaches
  • Feeling itchy
  • Hair loss
  • Sore tongue

Why conduct a full blood count test?

We include a full blood count test with our Advanced Iron Deficiency test as it provides a comprehensive overview of the health and wellbeing of your blood, through measuring the white and red blood cells, platelets, and haemoglobin levels in your body. The results can be used to diagnose a variety if conditions, such as anaemia, and other types of blood infections that could be a cause of concern.

The FBC test measures the following:

  • Red Blood Cells (RBC)
  • White Blood Cells (WBC)
  • Platelet Counts (Plt)
  • Haemoglobin (Hb)
  • Haematocrit (HCT)

Are there any risks to test?

There is very little risk to the test, a small blood sample will be take from a vein in your arm, which may leave a little bruise, and can feel like a small sting, in rare cases there may be an allergic reaction to the needle.

How long will it take to get results?

All results are usually returned within 24 hours of taking the test.