About the Iron Status Profile

Iron is a crucial metal in our body that plays a vital role in transporting oxygen through the blood. Imbalances in iron levels can lead to serious conditions such as anaemia, which occurs when there isn't enough iron available, or hemochromatosis, which happens when the body can't dispose of excess iron. This set of tests can help monitor your iron levels, whether it's to determine the cause of existent anaemia or to assess your iron storage capacity.

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Personal Health Measurements

Personal Health Measurement can provide a comprehensive assessment of your overall health, helping you to identify any areas of concern and make informed decisions about your health and well-being.

The following tests are typically included in a Personal Health Measurement:

Frequently asked questions

The Iron Status Profile is a comprehensive set of tests that evaluate your iron levels and overall health. It includes tests for ferritin, iron, total iron-binding capacity, transferrin saturation, and unsaturated iron-binding capacity. The profile also includes optional personal health measurements such as height, oxygen saturation, waist circumference, body mass index (BMI), hip circumference, waist-to-hip ratio, pulse, diastolic blood pressure, weight, and systolic blood pressure.

The Iron Status Profile can help you:

  • Monitor your iron levels to prevent or detect anaemia or iron overload.
  • Identify any potential health risks associated with abnormal iron levels.
  • Gain a better understanding of your overall health and well-being.

The Iron Status Profile is recommended for people who:

  • Have symptoms of anaemia, such as fatigue, weakness, pale skin, shortness of breath, or dizziness.
  • Have a family history of anaemia or hemochromatosis.
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Have chronic health conditions such as kidney disease, celiac disease, or inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Are taking medications that can affect iron levels, such as antacids or birth control pills.
  • Are regular blood donors.

There is no special preparation required for the Iron Status Profile. However, you may want to avoid eating iron-rich foods or taking iron supplements for a few days before the test. For accurate instruction consult your healthcare provider.

The Iron Status Profile is a blood test. A blood sample will be taken from your arm and sent to a laboratory for analysis. The test is typically painless and takes just a few minutes.

The personal health measurements are beneficial for anyone who wants to track their health and well-being. They are especially beneficial for people who are at risk for chronic health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, or diabetes.

The turnaround time for test results can vary depending on the laboratory. In most cases, you can expect to receive your results within a few days to a week.