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Book IRON test in Vishakapatnam

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IRON in Vishakapatnam
A ferritin test will help your doctor understand if you have low or high levels of ferritin in your blood. A ferritin blood test is a direct indicator of iron deficiency or an iron overload; both of which could be a problem. So basically, Ferritin is the Iron reserve of your body and optimal levels are required for proper functioning of Red Blood Cells which ultimately carries oxygen to all cells in the body.
  • Why Take this Test

    Iron (ferrous fumarate, ferrous gluconate, ferrous sulfate) is used to treat or prevent anemia (a lower than normal number of red blood cells) when the amount of iron taken in from the diet is not enough. Iron is a mineral that is available as a dietary supplement.

  • Is this Test For You

    Your doctor will consider this test if you have symptoms like

    Extreme fatigue.

    Weakness.

    Pale skin.

    Chest pain, fast heartbeat or shortness of breath.

    Headache, dizziness or light-headedness.

    Cold hands and feet.

    Inflammation or soreness of your tongue.

    Brittle nails.

  • More Information

    Serum iron, TIBC & Saturation percentage are widely used for the diagnosis of Iron deficiency. This assay is useful for screening chronic iron overload diseases particulary Hemochromatosis. Percent saturation is usually normal or increased in Iron deficiency, Pregnancy & intake of oral contraceptives. Low TIBC is seen in Chronic inflammatory conditions, Hemochromatosis & Malignancies. Serum ferritin is a more sensitive & reliable indicator of Iron deficiency.

Sample: Serum (2 mL)

Methodology: TPTZ

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