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    What is a Ferritin Test?

    Ferritin Test Parameters

    Ferritin Test Preparation

    Prerequisites: There are no specific requirements to follow before a Ferritin blood test. This test is simple and does not require you to fast.

    Best time to get tested: The Ferritin test can be administered at any time of the day, allowing individuals to choose a time that fits their schedule best.

    Who Should Take the Ferritin Test: Generally, the Ferritin blood test is recommended for those at risk of iron imbalances, such as individuals with symptoms of anaemia, fatigue, or unexplained weakness. Based on your symptoms, the treating doctor will advise you to undergo testing.

    Cautions before taking a Ferritin test: No special precautions are necessary before taking a Ferritin test, as it is just a routine blood draw. If you have any doubts about preparation or the procedure, your healthcare provider can offer guidance tailored to your health needs.

    Why Take a Ferritin Test?

    The Ferritin blood test performed at home is essential for monitoring your iron levels and detecting conditions associated with iron imbalances. Its key applications are:

    • Diagnosing Iron Imbalance Disorders: This test helps diagnose conditions like hemochromatosis, which is due to excess iron accumulation, iron deficiency anaemia from low iron levels, and some liver conditions where ferritin is primarily stored.

    • Assessing Iron Levels in Vulnerable Groups: It evaluates whether your body has sufficient iron, making it particularly recommended for underweight individuals, pregnant women, and those with absorption issues, such as individuals with IBD or post-GI surgery patients.

    • Monitoring and Treatment: The test monitors iron levels in diseases such as cancer, kidney disease, and autoimmune disorders where iron levels can be reduced and checks the effectiveness of iron therapy.

    The serum Ferritin test is recommended if you have symptoms indicating abnormal ferritin levels:

    • High Ferritin Symptoms: If you experience symptoms like joint pain, heart issues, unexplained weight loss, abdominal pain, hair thinning, decreased libido, and ongoing fatigue, indicative of high serum iron (hemochromatosis or iron overload), a serum Ferritin test may be recommended by your doctor along with other evaluations.

    • Low Ferritin Symptoms: Your doctor may advise this test if you show signs of iron deficiency anaemia, including generalized weakness, tiredness, dizziness, pale skin, fast heartbeat, and shortness of breath.

    Regular assessment of serum ferritin levels is critical for maintaining an optimal iron balance and overall health. It helps understand your iron levels and assists in the early identification and management of iron-related conditions.

    Ferritin Test Results & Interpretation

    Ferritin levels are essential to understand your iron status. Lower levels can indicate an iron deficiency, while higher levels may reveal underlying health conditions. Refer to the table below to interpret your Ferritin test results:

    Ferritin LevelRangePossible Causes
    LowLess than 17.9 ng/mLLow levels are seen in Iron deficiency anaemia (inadequate red blood cells) Bleeding in the digestive tract Poor absorption of iron from diet and medications Heavy menstrual bleeding
    Normal17.9 to 464 ng/mL
    HighMore than 464 ng/mLHigh levels are seen in Liver disease Alcohol use disorder Hemochromatosis (Iron Overload) Hyperthyroidism Autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis Chronic conditions, such as diabetes Cancer, such as blood cancers (leukaemia or lymphoma) Obesity

    FAQs on Ferritin Test in Mumbai

    The cost of a Ferritin test in Mumbai is ₹ 900. This price is inclusive of the fastest home sample collection within 60 of booking, and the test reports are delivered in None hours.

    The serum Ferritin test assesses the ferritin levels in the bloodstream. It helps assess the iron stores in the body and diagnose conditions such as iron deficiency or iron overload.

    No, the Ferritin blood test does not require fasting.

    Yes, Orange Health Labs provides ferritin test home collection. A professional eMedic to your home to collect the sample safely and conveniently.

    To book any blood test or health checkup on our platform, go through the following steps:

    • Search for the test on our platform and select the Ferritin test in Mumbai or the Ferritin Test at home.

    • Review test prerequisites, provide your address, and confirm your booking by choosing a suitable sample collection time slot.

    • A skilled eMedic will arrive at the presepecified time for Ferritin test home collection.

    • Samples will be processed at our NABL-accredited and ICMR-approved labs.

    • You will receive your reports via email or WhatsApp within None hours. They will also be available on our app.

    The normal range for ferritin in the blood is typically between 17.9 and 464 ng/mL, although this range may vary slightly by laboratory and the specific reference values applied. Your healthcare provider will interpret your results based on these parameters.

    The results of the Ferritin test in Mumbai will be available within None hours of sample collection.

    The frequency of the Ferritin test depends on your doctor's assessment of your condition and risk factors.

    The Ferritin test measures levels of ferritin in the blood.

    The Ferritin blood test does not require fasting or any special preparations.

    Iron deficiency can lead to several symptoms gradually and may worsen in the absence of proper treatment. These can include tiredness, shivering, difficulty breathing, weakness, chest discomfort, dizziness, light-headedness, easy bruising, headaches, and the sensation of restless legs.

    Orange Health Labs provides at-home testing for Ferritin test in Mumbai at various locations including Colaba, Nariman Point, Marine Drive, Malabar Hill, Churchgate, Worli, Dadar, Parel, Byculla, Bandra, Andheri, Juhu, Ghatkopar, Powai, Chembur, Vashi, Belapur, Santacruz, Khar, Versova, Lokhandwala, Goregaon, Borivali, Kandivali, Mulund, Bhandup, and Kurla.

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