What is a Serum Iron test?
The Serum Iron test is used to check the level of iron in the blood. Iron is very essential for making red blood cells (RBCs). It is also very important for healthy muscles and bone marrow.
When is the Serum Iron test recommended?
It is recommended: If you have any signs or symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia, like pallor, fatigue, weakness, and headache. If you have signs or symptoms of increased accumulation of iron in the body, like joint pain, abdominal pain, fatigue, or loss of body hair. If your CBC shows that your haemoglobin and haematocrit are low and your RBCs are smaller and paler than normal, this usually suggests iron deficiency or anaemia.
What does it measure?
The Serum Iron test measures: The amount of iron in the liquid portion of the blood. It is almost always checked with the other iron tests, such as serum ferritin, transferrin, and total iron-binding capacity (TIBC). It is a very critical part of haemoglobin, the protein in RBCs that binds oxygen in the lungs and releases it as blood circulates to other parts of the body.
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 Serum Iron test in Bangalore?
The price of serum iron test in Bangalore is ₹ 500
How often should I get tested for the Serum Iron test?
The Serum Iron test is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values of the Serum Iron test?
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for the Serum Iron test?
No, fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the Serum Iron test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book the Serum Iron 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 the Serum Iron 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. Or our trained, professional and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!