Iron Studies Blood SST Test


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Iron is an essential trace element that is mainly derived from dietary sources. Iron is needed to assist in the formation of adequate numbers of normal red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body. Iron is a critical part of haemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that binds oxygen in the lungs and releases it as blood travels to other parts of the body. Iron is also needed by other cells, especially muscle. Low iron levels can lead to anaemia, in which the body does not have enough red blood cells.

NHG offers a comprehensive iron study assessment that will detect and evaluate abnormalities of iron metabolism by measuring Iron, Ferritin, Transferrin, and Transferrin Saturation.

Common Conditions:

• Anaemia
• Chest pains
• Fatigue
• Dizziness
• Weakness
• Heavy menstrual cycles

This test is a home blood test script. A test kit will be posted to you with full instructions including prepaid return postage to the laboratory.

  • An authorized blood specimen order form that you take to your local accredited pathology for collection of your blood (Find a pathology near you here).
  • A blood specimen test kit for the pathology to use to collect your blood sample
  • Complete instructions for taking the test for you and the pathology
  • Test results are sent to one of our professional health practitioners within 7 business days for evaluation.  Our practitioners contact you with the results and recommendations on any findings via email, mail or phone.

The following markers will be tested:

  • Iron
  • Ferritin
  • Transferrin
  • Transferrin Saturation

Turn around time:

4-5 Business days