Iron is needed for the formation and maintenance of red blood cells, and therefore influences the body’s capacity to transport oxygen. This test will note iron, transferrin and transferrin saturation to highlight potential deficiencies.
Iron is a critical component of haemoglobin, which is the protein in red blood cells that binds oxygen in the lungs to release for blood oxygenation. Iron is needed not only for red blood cells, but is essential to muscle health.
Iron deficiency is otherwise known as anemia, and can cause the muscles and body to work ineffectively, among other adverse health effects.
TEST TYPE: Microsample
HOW IT WORKS
Step 1: Receive Pathology Forms
You will receive a package which will include all instructions, pathology form, details of sample collection locations.
Step 2: Pathology assessment
Once your samples are received by the lab they will be assessed. The turn around time for results is 7 – 10 business days but please be aware laboratory times may vary and you may experience a delay in results.
Step 3: Medical Team review results
Once your confidential results have been sent to the medical team for review, they will call you to discuss your results and appropriate treatment options moving forward.
Step 4: Results sent to the patient
Finally, a copy of your results will be sent through to you for your reference.
If you are unsure if you need this assessment or would like to know more please contact us.