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Iron Blood Test

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Get a full picture of your iron status and check for signs of iron deficiency, iron overload, and measure if your iron levels are in the normal range. Includes CRP.

  • Biomarkers: 4
  • Turnaround: 1-2 days

Simple and accurate blood test from a laboratory you can speak to.

Step 1. Choose sample collection option

Currently selected option: HOME KIT via Royal Mail Tracked 24

  • Available everywhere in mainland UK.
  • Includes everything you need to take a safe and suitable blood sample in about 15 minutes.
  • Post the sample back to our laboratory via Royal Mail Tracked 24.

Re-test guarantee

Maintain optimal health and energy levels with our Iron Blood Test. Our easy-to-use home test kits provide swift and reliable results from our CQC-accredited lab, typically within 24 hours.

Monitor your iron levels through our secure online Health Dashboard. This comprehensive service offers essential insights, enabling you to understand your body's iron status, which is crucial for maintaining energy, focus, and overall well-being.

Choose One Day Tests for proactive health management without the hassle of referrals or long waiting times. Get your Iron Blood Test kit now and embark on a journey to enhanced well-being and vitality.

About the Iron Blood Test

The Iron Blood Test from One Day Tests is an essential diagnostic tool for evaluating your body's iron levels, which are critical for numerous bodily functions, including the production of red blood cells and oxygen transport. Imbalances in iron levels can lead to various health issues, such as fatigue and weakness in the case of deficiency, or organ damage if there is an overload. This test provides a detailed analysis of your iron status by measuring serum iron, ferritin, and total iron-binding capacity (TIBC) in your blood.

Conducted in a CQC-accredited laboratory, the Iron Blood Test offers a prompt and precise assessment, with results usually returned within 24 hours. It is particularly beneficial for individuals experiencing symptoms related to iron imbalance, those with conditions affecting iron absorption, or anyone interested in a thorough check of their iron health.

4 Biomarkers


    - Iron
    - Ferritin
    - Transferrin saturation
    - Total Iron Binding Capacity Calculation


    - C-Reactive Protein


    Need more biomarkers? Check out our Essential All Systems Blood Test


    For most biomarkers our usual turnaround time is 24-48 hours, or less, from the time your sample is in our lab. We do not wait for all the results to complete before sending them to you, so you may start receiving results the same day for most cases, or as results become available.

    We are extremely proud of our very short turnaround times and a very efficient laboratory processes. Whilst we accommodate the shortest of time scales, with some results available within hours, for this particular test the usual turnaround time is:

    1-2 days

Doctor's notes

Hi, I am Dr. Adam Staten and here's my view on this test as a GP and Clinical Director at One Day Tests.

Iron is a crucial mineral in the body, vital for the production of haemoglobin, a component of red blood cells that transports oxygen throughout the body. An imbalance in iron levels can lead to various health issues. Iron deficiency, for example, can cause anaemia, leading to fatigue, weakness, and shortness of breath, while iron overload might result in conditions like haemochromatosis, affecting organ function.

The Iron Blood Test is an important tool for assessing your body's iron status. It measures key indicators such as serum iron, which indicates the iron circulating in your blood, ferritin levels that reflect iron stores, and total iron-binding capacity (TIBC) which shows how well iron is transported. Together, these measurements provide a comprehensive overview of your iron health.

Monitoring your iron levels is crucial, particularly if you are at risk due to factors such as dietary choices, menstrual health, genetic predispositions, or chronic conditions. Understanding your iron profile helps in making informed decisions about your diet, supplement intake, and overall health management.

Red flag symptoms for the Iron Blood Test

Even if your blood tests are normal, you should see a doctor if you have any of the symptoms below because they may be a sign of serious underlying illness:

  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Pale skin and mucous membranes
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Chest pain

Your Results and Health Dashboard

The results of your Iron Blood Test will be emailed to you as a secured PDF file, ready for your GP and will also be uploaded to our Health Dashboard area of the website. It’s a unique and powerful tool, powered by our in-house clinical analysis research, to match your biomarkers across test panels and symptoms, as well as provide clinical commentary on all individual biomarkers you tested for.

The health dashboard will also provide "panel level" commentary - a birds eye view of the biomarkers that were tested. This feature allows you to view your test results and clinical commentary, and compare them to previous results, giving you a clear understanding of how your health is progressing.

By using the Health Dashboard, you can identify changes in your biomarkers and make necessary adjustments to your lifestyle. This added value is immense, as it empowers you to monitor your health and make informed decisions about your well-being.

It's free and is available with all of our tests.

Save on continuous monitoring with our subscription plan

The best way to look after your health is to do so regularly. This is easy to do with our continual monitoring plans which give you a discount on future blood tests. You choose the frequency and we'll do the rest.

When you purchase a subscription, we will deliver your home test kits or allow you to book appointments in line with your chosen frequency. You will be able to track your biomarkers over time in our powerful Health Dashboard, where results will be automatically updated for you. There is a minimum of 3 tests with any subscription, after which you can pause/restart/cancel at any time.

Special instructions

Hi, I am Stefania Brown, I am the Laboratory Manager at One Day Tests and here are the lab's special requests for the Iron Blood Test.

You may be asked to fast for 12 hours before your iron blood test. We will let you know before the test if fasting is required.

Venepuncture appointment - how to prepare

If you are coming into one of our clinics for the test, this is what you need to do before you arrive:

  • Drink plenty of water about an hour before the appointment.
  • Avoid coffee/tea/energy drinks. Water is good!
  • That’s it! We’ll do the rest.

Home test kit for Iron Blood Test - how it works

Our blood test kits are simple and convenient.

The most important step in doing a blood test at home is to read the instructions very carefully. The process is very simple, but there are a few pitfalls you need to be aware of - you will save yourself a lot of time if you do it right the first time around!

  • Full printed instructions will arrive with your kit - please read them carefully.
  • Drink plenty before taking the sample and warm your hands up in the sink with warm water for a few minutes. This will make your blood flow much better.
  • Fill the tubes to the top line. We don’t need much blood; filling tubes to the top line is about 15 drops of blood.
  • Post the samples on the same day you take them, before midday, Monday to Thursday. If you post it any other time it might get to us late or be stuck at a sorting office over the weekend. You will then have to do it again.
  • Package the sample in the same box the kit came in. Otherwise, Royal Mail or DPD will reject it. The sample tubes go into a pouch, then into a cardboard box, and then into a return envelope. All of this is provided in the kit: please use it.

We look forward to receiving your sample in our lab!

How the finger prick home test kit for Iron Blood Test works - from Dr. Adam Staten

Why choose us?

Hello! My name is Dr. Vinesh Mistry, I am part of the GP team here at One Day Tests and here is why you should trust us to test your blood.

We run our own regulated laboratories and our own accredited clinics. We manufacture our own approved home sample collection kits. Your results are looked after by our fantastic clinical governance team and our super-talented biomedical science team.

When you book your test with us - you book directly with the lab. This means accuracy and responsible duty of care, direct access to the provider and extremely fast turnaround times.

Finally, our customer services rock! You can ask the lab a question any time or you can speak to a real human. It's good to WhatsApp, email on or give us a call on 0845 527 07 67.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hi, I am Lana Nela, Lead Nurse, and here is what we are frequently asked about this test.

What does an iron blood test measure?

The iron blood test measures various parameters related to iron in your body, including serum iron (iron in your blood), ferritin (iron stored in your body), and total iron-binding capacity (TIBC), which indicates how well your body can transport iron.

Why is it important to test for iron levels?

Testing for iron levels is important to diagnose conditions like iron deficiency anaemia or iron overload disorders such as hemochromatosis.

Is the iron blood test different for men and women?

The test is suitable for both men and women, however, the reference ranges for iron levels can differ between men and women.

Can this test diagnose conditions like anaemia?

The iron blood test is a key component in diagnosing conditions like iron deficiency anaemia. However, it is often used in conjunction with other tests for a definitive diagnosis.

Why take this test?

Hi, I am Dr. Marco Esposito and here is why it's important to take this test.
  • If you're feeling constantly tired, weak, or experiencing shortness of breath, the Iron Blood Test can provide crucial insights. These symptoms may indicate iron deficiency, which can lead to anaemia if left unaddressed.
  • For individuals with dietary restrictions, such as vegetarians or vegans, or those who have undergone gastric surgery, this test is vital to ensure they are maintaining adequate iron levels for overall health.
  • Monitoring iron levels is also essential for women of childbearing age, pregnant women, or those with heavy menstrual bleeding, as they are at a higher risk of iron deficiency.
  • Regular iron testing can be a proactive measure for anyone with a family history of iron-related disorders, enabling early intervention and effective management of these conditions.

Is this test right for you?

Hi, I am Sandeep Patel, I am the Laboratory Director at One Day Tests. Here are the symptoms that you may wish to address with this test.

This test is recommended for those experiencing symptoms such as persistent fatigue, weakness, or pale skin, which may indicate iron deficiency anaemia. It's also important for individuals who might be at risk of iron overload due to conditions like hemochromatosis or those who consume high levels of iron in their diet.

If there's a family history of iron-related disorders, regular monitoring of iron levels can facilitate early detection and proactive management of potential health issues.

Those with chronic conditions that might affect iron absorption, such as coeliac disease or inflammatory bowel diseases, can benefit from regular iron testing. Opting for this test is a step towards comprehensive health management, allowing you to address potential iron imbalances promptly and effectively.


    Anaemia and Iron levels

Why blood tests are important.