✓ Iron level
This finger prick blood test determines if you are at risk of iron deficiency anaemia or iron overload.
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About this test
This finger prick blood test analyses your iron level which is important for red blood cells production.
What is Included?
✓ Home Finger Prick Blood Test Kit
✓ Recorded, next day delivery of your test kit (if booked before 3.30pm Mon-Thur)
✓ 24hr Tracked Royal Mail Return
✓ Results 2-3 working days from receipt by the laboratory
✓ Patients emailed with results plus analysis and health advice by a ZoomDoc GP
This Iron Test determines if you are at risk of iron deficiency anemia or iron overload, known as hemochromatosis.
Symptoms of iron deficiency anemia:
- Cold hands and feet
- Pale skin
- Getting out of breath easily
- Brittle nails
Hemochromatosis is a disorder where too much iron builds up in your body. Sometimes it’s called “iron overload.” Normally, your intestines absorb just the right amount of iron from the foods you eat. But in hemochromatosis, your body absorbs too much, and it has no way to get rid of it.
Symptoms of iron overload (hemochromatosis):
- Abdominal pain
- Joint pains
- Loss of libido
- Skin colour changes
When to test
We advise patients to only undertake this iron test on Monday to Thursday mornings prior to sending it directly back to our laboratory on the same day. This ensures that there are no delays in our lab receiving your sample.
Specific biomarkers within this test includes:
✓ Total Iron-Binding Capacity (TIBC)
✓ Transferrin Saturation
Frequently Asked Questions
How accurate are ZoomDoc Wellness Tests?
ZoomDoc finger prick blood tests are as accurate as tests you would normally take via a normal regular blood test at hospital or in a GP setting.
All tests are analysed in labs in the UK and are UKAS & ISO 15189 accredited.
All of our partner laboratories undergo frequent quality control checks to ensure they meet the highest standard of testing. The equipment and analysers used are all designed for the specific function of capillary blood testing. All ZoomDoc test kits come with clear instructions.
What laboratories do ZoomDoc use?
All laboratories that ZoomDoc use are UKAS & ISO 15189 accredited.
Most samples are analysed at The Doctors Laboratory which is based in Central London. This lab is the largest private laboratory in the UK.
How are my tests reviewed?
All test results are analysed by our team of Doctors.
They will comment on your results and often provide both advice and health recommendations.
If there is any worrying results our Doctors will get in touch and advise on next steps.
Is this test suitable for children?
ZoomDoc do not recommend purchasing our wellness tests for children.
Can I discuss my results with a ZoomDoc GP?
Our team of GPs are available via the ZoomDoc app to discuss any queries or questions you may have.
What will happen after purchasing a Wellness Test?
After purchase of your test kit, it will be immediately dispatched to your home or workplace. After it arrives, you must activate the test with the details of the patient undertaking the test. There are full instructions on the test kit box.
Can I give my test to someone else?
Yes, if you receive or order a wellness test kit and want to gift it to someone else, you can do this. However, the test must always be activated with the personal details of the individual taking the test.
How to take your home blood test
” Iron deficiency anemia is a condition in which your blood lacks adequate healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body’s tissues. As the name implies, iron deficiency anemia is due to insufficient iron. Without enough iron, your body can’t produce enough of a substance in red blood cells that enables them to carry oxygen (hemoglobin). As a result, iron deficiency anemia may leave you feeling quite tired and short of breath.
You can easily correct iron deficiency anemia with iron supplementation. Sometimes additional tests or treatments for iron deficiency anemia are necessary, especially if your doctor suspects that you’re bleeding internally.
Conversely, if you are concerned with regards iron overload, this test is critical to diagnose hemochromatosis.
Dr Kenny Livingstone – ZoomDoc GP