What is a Ferritin test?
Ferritin is a type of protein that stores iron and releases it when needed by the body. Iron is used to form red blood cells (RBCs) and carry oxygen to various parts of the body through RBCs. Very little ferritin is present in the body's cells, even if it is circulating in your blood.
When is the Ferritin test recommended?
It is recommended:To determine iron deficiency or iron overload in the body.To determine the capacity of the body to store iron.To confirm iron deficiency (anaemia) detected in routine check-ups.
What does it measure?
The ferritin test is used to measure:The ferritin test measures the amount of ferritin that is circulating in the blood. Ferritin is a protein that stores iron, an important mineral that is needed for healthy growth and development. It measures the levels of ferritin in the blood because it reflects the total amount of iron stored in your body.The ferritin test is processed in combination with other iron measurement tests like the Iron test, total iron-binding capacity (TIBC) test, and unsaturated iron-binding capacity (UIBC) test. The results are interpreted accordingly.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Ferritin test in Bangalore?
The cost of the ferritin test in Bangalore is Rs. 750.
How often should I get tested for the Ferritin test?
Your doctor prescribes the ferritin test after a complete assessment of your symptoms and condition.
What are the normal values for a Ferritin test?
Male: 17.9 - 464 ng/mlFemale: <50 yrs: 6.24 - 137 ng/ml
What is the type of sample required?
We require blood serum.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for the Ferritin test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the Ferritin test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Ferritin test in Bangalore?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book a Ferritin test with Orange Health Labs in Bangalore?
Orange Health Labs is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Bangalore. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you.Your sample is safely transported to our NABL accredited, and ICMR approved lab at the optimal temperature. The results will be delivered to you faster too!