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Ferritin in Balapur, Hyderabad

Also Known as Serum Ferritin Levels, Iron Stores, Fe Stores, S.Ferritin

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The Ferritin test is also known by the name serum ferritin test. It helps to determine the total iron storage capacity of the body. It also helps to diagnose iron deficiency or iron overload. The Ferritin Test is done: • In case of low hemoglobin and hematocrit • To detect iron deficiency • To detect iron overload

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To take the blood sample, a tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is asked to make a fist. This helps in the buildup of blood filling the veins and it becomes easy to collect the blood. The skin is cleaned before inserting the needle in the vein in order to prevent bacteria from entering. The needle is then inserted into the vein in the arm and the blood sample is collected in the vacutainer.
Iron deficiency anemia is a condition in which there is a deficiency of adequate health
The signs and symptoms of iron overload include pain in joints, fatigue, weakness, weight loss, lack of energy, pain in the abdomen, loss of sex drive, organ damage such as in the heart and liver.
Other tests that can be advised to confirm iron overload include Iron test, Total iron-binding capacity (TIBC) test, and a genetic test for hereditary hemochromatosis.
Yes, please inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines or supplements as it might interfere with the test results.
Annual health checks are essential for preventive care. These checkups allow early detection of potential health issues, thus improving the prognosis. Annual checkups help assess the need for interventions or adjustments in the current treatment plan for pre-existing illnesses. This checkup can also help you save tax under section 80 D.

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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