Home Blood Test
Iron is a vital component of your body, essential for making red blood cells to transport oxygen throughout your body. Low iron can lead to aanemia, causing fatigue, weakness, and coldness, and can progress to more serious conditions. Our Premium Iron Status Profile not only assesses your iron levels but also evaluates how well your body absorbs iron, which may be compromised in conditions affecting the liver.
How to use
- Preparation: There's typically no special preparation needed for an Iron profile test, except for fasting for 12 hours before the test. In some cases, your doctor might ask you to stop taking certain medications or dietary supplements.
- Sample Collection: A sample of your blood will be drawn by a healthcare professional, usually from a vein in your arm. This is usually done in a clinical lab.
- Lab Processing: The collected blood will be sent to a lab, where a comprehensive iron profile will be performed. This generally includes tests for Iron, Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC), Unsaturated Iron Binding Capacity (UIBC), Serum Iron, and Transferrin Saturation.
- Results: Once the tests are completed, your results would be sent back to your doctor who will discuss them with you.
- Remember to follow your healthcare provider's specific instructions for prep and post-test procedures.
- Iron Profile is not a recipe or a product with ingredients. It's a blood test that measures various substances in the blood to provide information about the iron status and iron storage in the body. It includes tests for: Iron, Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC), Unsaturated Iron Binding Capacity (UIBC), and Ferritin.
Side Effects & Cautions
- Allergic reactions: some people may have an allergic reaction to the needle or the substance used to clean the skin.
- Infection: There is a slight risk of infection at the puncture site.
- Hematoma: Blood may accumulate under the skin at the puncture site, known as a hematoma.
- Fainting: Fainting or feeling lightheaded may occur.
- Iron Overload: Excess iron in the blood can damage organs. Excess iron should be avoided unless prescribed by a health professional.
- Fasting: It's advisable to fast for at least 12 hours before the test for accurate results.
- Medication: Inform the doctor of any medication, as some might influence the test results.
- Allergies: Inform healthcare professional if you have any allergies, specifically to latex or any medicines.
- Hydration: Stay well hydrated before the blood draw to make the process easier.
- Exercise: Avoid strenuous exercise before the test.
- Alcohol: Avoid alcohol for 24 hours before the test.
- Smoking: Avoid smoking prior to the test as it may affect the results.
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