Low ferritin levels indicate iron deficiency. If ferritin levels are low, additional tests including an iron test, TIBC and transferrin test are used to confirm a diagnosis of iron deficiency anaemia.
On the other hand high levels of ferritin could indicate you have haemochromatosis (iron overload syndrome) an inherited condition where your body cannot rid itself of iron and therefore it accumulates over time. High ferritin levels are also associated with liver inflammation.
The ferritin test is for people who may be at risk of anaemia, or who have a close family member with haemochromotosis and wish to understand their own risk of the condition.
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:
Ferritin is a blood cell protein that contains iron. A ferritin test helps your doctor understand how much iron your body is storing. If a ferritin test reveals that your blood ferritin level is lower than normal, it indicates your body's iron stores are low and you have iron deficiency.
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.