What's this test for?
Iron is essential for your health. It is vital for the production of haemoglobin - the pigment that makes your blood red in colour. The iron in haemoglobin combines with oxygen and transports it through the blood to your tissues and organs.
Symptoms of an iron deficiency can include:
Results are normally available in 2 working days after receipt of the sample at our lab. You will receive an email and SMS once your test results are ready to be downloaded from your secure account area, where you can also simply track and manage all your health test results at any time.
We can test for a range of different allergies and health markers, using one of our home-testing kits. In this kit, you'll be able to test:
Indicators of abnormal iron levels
Once you've got your kit, make sure to read all of the enclosed instructions - they'll make sure you easily and safely get the best sample possible.
Time to take your sample. All of our health tests come with the exact tools you need to take a sample in the comfort of your own home.
Put your sample in the prepaid envelope provided and pop it in the post. Now you can sit back and relax - we'll let you know when your results are ready.
Active-B12 is an innovative method for assessing Vitamin B12 status and offers improved accuracy, sensitivity and specificity over current laboratory methods. Vitamin B12 and folate are primarily requested to help diagnose the cause of macrocytic anaemia. Folate and vitamin B12 may be used to help evaluate the nutritional status of a patient with signs of significant malnutrition or malabsorption.
Anaemia if left untreated, B12 deficiency can result in irreversible neurological damage. Early and accurate detection of Vitamin B12 deficiency is therefore vital. Anaemia is a condition that occurs when you have fewer red blood cells than normal, or that you have less haemoglobin than normal in each red blood cell.