Iron Status Profile
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Iron Status Profile

Regular price£99.00
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  • Free Delivery
  • Order by 3pm for same day dispatch
  • Number of tests Included: 4 - See below for details.
  • Turnaround Time in working days: 1
  • Inclusions: Iron, TIBC, Transferrin Saturation & Ferritin

This blood test provides four measurements of iron storage - if there is anything out of range, our doctors can look at how the levels compare and suggest a course of action.  

This test is available as a finger prick or vacutainer sample collection option. You can also choose to visit a BMI Hospital or have a Nurse Home Visit. Select option at checkout.

IRON The serum iron level is a measure of the circulating iron in the blood. It tells us (along with TIBC/UIBC, transferrin and ferritin) the state of the body's iron reserves. An excess in a health screening can indicate disorders of iron storage (such as haemochromatosis), while low levels may indicate (along with changes in TIBC/UIBC, transferrin saturation and ferritin) iron deficiency.


TIBC The TIBC (total iron binding capacity) is a measure of the body's ability to store iron. The higher the level within a health screening, the less iron there is in reserve. This test can be used to detect iron deficiency, and also conditions of iron excess (such as haemochromatosis). It is an equivalent test to UIBC.


Ferritin Ferritin is a protein found in the blood which carries iron. Like TIBC/UIBC, and transferrin saturation, it can tell us how much iron is stored in the body. The higher the level within a health screening, the greater the amount of iron stored. This test can be used to detect iron deficiency, and also conditions of iron excess (such as haemochromatosis). Ferritin can also be raised if inflammation is present in the body somewhere.

Special Instructions: Please be aware that the sample MUST BE RETURNED TO THE LABORATORY FOR NEXT WORKING DAY delivery
Laboratory Notes:
Which Tests are Included? Iron, TIBC, Transferrin Saturation & Ferritin

Blue Horizon Blood Test Reviews

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Extremely efficient service from beginning to end. Procedure carried out quickly and efficiently. Results were very swift. Will be using again.

Lisa Underhill-Price
UK
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Impressed with speed of despatch after ordering. Kit and instructions very easy to understand and follow. Posted back to lab Monday morning, results received Wednesday morning, Thanks, may well be back soon.

Paula Loftus
UK
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As always, a superb service by all the BH team. Fast, efficient but very thoughtfuland caring of medical conditions, and associated patient mindset.. highly reccomended .cg

Chris Gomez
UK
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Utterly patient, kind and helpful, kit arrived next day, as did my results. 5 stars well-deserved.

Dell Finniam
UK
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Great service and product. The turn around is brilliant (mostly - there was a glitch during the early part of the Covid pandemic, but that seems to be resolved now). Tests are recognised by the medical profession so I am able to use the results to get the treatment I need without further tests.

Alexis Faulkner
UK
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I had various questions which they answered via email/webchat and the timing of getting a kit, sending it back and getting the results was good.

Bruce Robins
UK

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