A serum iron test can reveal abnormally low and high iron blood levels. The test is done for anemia, gastrointestinal blood loss, hemolytic conditions, iron poisoning and iron overload.
This Test Includes
Iron - Serum
Total parameters available: 1
Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.
Why it is Done
Excess iron is stored in your organs, especially your liver, heart and pancreas. Too much iron can lead to life-threatening conditions, such as liver disease, heart problems and diabetes. The genes that cause hemochromatosis are inherited, but only a minority of people who have the genes ever develop serious problems.
What is this test
Iron serum determine your blood iron level. Clinicians order this laboratory test when they are concerned about iron deficiency, which can cause anaemia and other problems.