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Blood Iron Level - Basic

Also Known as weakness package, Vitamin package, Anemia package
All gender10- 12 Hr fasting is required
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    BLOOD

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    Both

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    Age group

    Above 10 years

    Iron is one of the most essential minerals in your body that helps produce and boost red blood cells. It constitutes an integral component of haemoglobin, a protein that helps transport oxygen from the lungs to other parts of the body. Whether you suffer from iron deficiency or an overload of iron – both situations will harm your body.

    In the former case, you will note symptoms like dizziness, exhaustion, headaches, weakness, fast heartbeat, and pale skin. In contrast, the latter issue will have you crying from joint pain, stomachache, lack of energy and tiredness. 
    You must reach out to your healthcare provider if you notice any such symptoms. They are likely to order a basic blood iron level test. This test is also known as iron deficiency test or iron profile test.

    This comprises multiple examinations such as the checkups of:

    • Vitamin B12: It's a crucial nutrient that aids the creation of DNA, nourishes the nervous system and brain, and assists red blood cell formation. The vitamin also plays a pivotal role in the production of serotonin. A lack of Vitamin B12 can cause depressive disorders. Vitamin B12 also maintains excellent vision, and if you are pregnant, it helps keep congenital disabilities at bay.
    • Folic acid serum: This test will examine whether you suffer from a deficiency of folic acid. The acid helps in the formation of red blood cells and boosts DNA production, which carries genetic codes. Folic acid is essential during pregnancy, significantly helping minimise the chances of neural tube defects.
    • Iron studies (Iron + TIBC): It is a blood test that measures the iron levels in the blood. Whether the levels of iron are high or low, it can pose several health issues which need to be fixed.
    • Complete blood count (CBC): A full blood count test evaluates your general health and detects many disorders, such as leukaemia, anaemia, infections, etc. It measures red blood cells, white blood cells, hematocrit, haemoglobin, and platelets. If there is any abnormal increase or decrease in the cell count, it can indicate some underlying medical condition. 
    • Stool occult blood: The last test in this blood iron level test includes the stool occult blood test, which checks for hidden blood in the stool samples. If there is any blood, it could be a sign of polyps in the rectum or colon or colon cancer. This blood is not visible to the naked eye. Therefore, getting it tested is vital to maintain good health.

    Apollo 24|7 offers a comprehensive and basic blood iron test to measure your iron levels, check your overall blood count, and evaluate blood in your stools. Getting this test done is significant to:

    • Confirm whether you're suffering from iron deficiency or anaemia
    • Determine if you have high iron levels or haemochromatosis
    • Figuring out the suitable treatment method to maintain your blood iron levels

    Book a basic blood iron test from Apollo 24|7 and get it done from the comfort of your home today!
     

    Medically reviewed by Dr. Amitava Ray, Family Physician, Apollo Multispeciality Hospitals, Kolkata.

    faqFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Frequently asked questions

    Anaemia is a blood condition that is characterised by low levels of healthy red blodd cells. It adversely affects the supply of oxygen to different parts of the body, resulting in chronic weakness and exhaustion. Anaemia is easily distinguished into five types – aplastic anaemia, sickle cell anaemia, vitamin deficiency anaemia, iron deficiency anaemia, and thalassemia.
    If you are suffering from anaemia, you will note signs like weakness, fatigue, irregular heartbeats, pale skin, lightheadedness, breathlessness, cold limbs, chest pain and headaches. These symptoms may vary depending on the severity and cause of anaemia.
    Hemochromatosis is a medical condition that is characterised by the accumulation of excess iron in the organs. The condition can lead to diabetes, liver disease and heart ailments. It's usually a hereditary condition. There are three more kinds of hemochromatosis – secondary hemochromatosis, neonatal hemochromatosis and juvenile hemochromatosis.
    If you believe you are suffering from hemochromatosis, you will notice certain signs such as abdominal pain, joint pain, weakness, fatigue, loss of sex drive, diabetes, liver failure, impotence, memory fog, bronze skin colour and heart failure.
    There can be a lot of causes for bleeding in the faeces, such as polyps, diverticulosis, haemorrhoids, colitis, ulcers, and colorectal cancer. It can also be due to bleeding in your body's digestive tract.

    Why should Apollo be your preferred healthcare partner?

    • 36 Years of legacy and credibility in the healthcare industry.
    • NABL certified multi-channel digital healthcare platform.
    • Affordable diagnostic solutions with timely and accurate test results.
    • Up to 60% discount on Doorstep Diagnostic Tests, Home Sample Collection.
    • An inventory of over 100+ laboratories, spread across the country, operating out of 50+ cities with 700+ collection centres, serving over 1800+ pin codes.

    The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results

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