Iron deficiency test


  • Results within 24 hours

  • Blood draw included

Do you have symptoms such as low energy, feeling tired, pale skin, shortness of breath or dizziness? Taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and aspirin, heavy periods, being pregnant can all cause Low iron levels, if iron is low enough this can cause anaemia which would require treatment. Our in-clinic test is a measure of iron -HB/HbO2 levels and is used to determine levels of haemoglobin the blood which provides an indication of anaemia. This test is conducted at our local clinic with results turned around within hours. If you are experiencing these symptoms then this test is right for you.

What is an Iron Deficiency test, and how does it work?

Our Iron Deficiency test measures the iron -HB/HbO2 levels and determines the levels of haemoglobin within your blood, which provides an indication of anaemia. If low levels of haemoglobin is detected this may indicate anaemia, if this is concluded then treatment may be required to increase this to satisfactory levels.

Please be aware that this test requires a small blood sample to be taken, this is done via either a finger prick or drawing from a vein by our qualified staff.

Why this test is beneficial

Iron tests are often used to check if your iron levels are too low, or if there is a potential indicator of anaemia within your blood, however, it can also detect if your iron levels are too high.

What are the symptoms of Iron Deficiency anaemia?

Caused by a lack of iron, the most common symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia can include:

  • Tiredness
  • Lack of energy
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pale skin
  • Heart palpitations
  • Dizziness

How is Iron deficiency treated?

Treatment of iron deficiency requires taking iron supplements to increase low levels of iron in your blood, it is also important to keep a balanced diet which includes foods with natural iron content, to prevent getting anaemia again.