Anaemia Blood Test
This simple finger-prick home blood test can give you detailed information about your iron status to help identify iron deficiency anaemia or iron overload.
Iron deficiency anaemia is caused by lack of iron, often because of blood loss or pregnancy.
Anaemia is a condition in which you lack enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to your body's tissues. Having anaemia can make you feel tired and weak. Treatments for anaemia range from taking supplements to undergoing medical procedures. You might be able to prevent some types of anaemia by eating a healthy, varied diet.
Iron deficiency anaemia is a condition in which your red blood cells are unable to carry sufficient oxygen to your body’s tissues, leaving you feeling tired and weak. Caused by a lack of iron (often related to blood loss or pregnancy), treatments for anaemia range from taking supplements to undergoing medical procedures. In some cases, eating a healthy, varied and iron-rich diet can prevent certain types of anaemia.
7 - Active B12, Ferritin, Folate, Iron, TIBC, UIBC, Transferrin
Iron is an element that we require for several different bodily processes such as creating new red blood cells, carrying oxygen around the body and strengthening our immune system. Most of the iron in our bodies is found in haemoglobin, a protein in our red blood cells.
A smaller proportion is stored in a protein called ferritin that is responsible for controlling the release of iron when levels are too low or high. Iron status tests measure the total amount of iron in the blood with a view to diagnosing anaemia or iron overload (haemochromatosis). They also test your body's ability to absorb iron as well as the amount of iron stored in your body.