Iron Deficiency Test

(10 customer reviews)

£ 39,00

GetTested’s Iron Deficiency Test is a test that measures the concentration of ferritin in the body, which is a protein that binds and stores iron. Too low a value indicates iron deficiency, which can lead to anemia. However, too high a value is also not good and can mean that your body stores iron and has difficulty getting rid of it (hemochromatosis), which can be a problem as iron is toxic in too high amounts.

👉 Test done at home
👉 Analysed at an ISO 13485 certified lab
👉 Comprehensive report incl. recommendations

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About iron

Iron is a mineral that is important for a variety of functions in our bodies. Most of the iron is needed for oxygen transport and is found in the red blood cells. It is needed for the normal development of the brain and for the function of the immune system. It also has a great impact on many enzymes in the body. Iron deficiency is common, especially among menstruating women. Food contains two types of iron with different abilities to be absorbed into the body, Iron II (so-called heme Iron) and Iron III (so-called non-heme Iron). Iron deficiency can have many serious effects in the body but even too high levels are dangerous. It is therefore very important to take a blood sample before it is established that you have an iron deficiency and decide to take iron supplements.

Iron deficiency

Iron deficiency is common, especially in menstruating women. The levels of iron are generally low in this specific target group, but also in female long-distance runners, anorexics and women of fertile age. It can also be seen that during heavy physical exertion, the red blood cells break down, which affects the iron levels in the body and can result in poorer performance because the body can then not be optimally oxygenated. A common symptom of iron deficiency is general fatigue, where the fatigue is due to the red blood cells needed to oxygenate the body’s tissues shrinking, similar to physical performance. Another sign of iron deficiency is increased susceptibility to infection as iron is essential for the function of the immune system. Depression is also common in deficiency because the brain’s neurotransmitter is negatively affected at low levels of iron.

Iron II (Heme Iron) harmful to the body in excessive doses

Iron II, so-called Heme Iron, can be easily absorbed into the body and is found in animal products such as red meat and organ meat. The disadvantage of Heme Iron is that the body always absorbs this iron regardless of whether the body needs it or not. Extra Heme Iron for those who do not suffer from iron deficiency can be harmful to the body and have many negative health effects, such as an increase in the harmful free radicals and an increased degree of inflammation in the body. Excessive iron intake can also lead to copper deficiency and liver damage.

Iron III (non-Heme Iron) difficult for the body to absorb

Iron III is most often referred to as non-Heme Iron. This type of iron is found in fruits and vegetables such as citrus fruits, spinach, whole grains and legumes. The body has difficulty absorbing this type, but together with vitamin C, iron III is converted to iron II, which increases the body’s uptake. Coffee, tea and some vegetables impair iron absorption, both from Heme Iron and non-Heme Iron.

How the Iron Deficiency Test works

The test is performed via a so-called capillary blood test at home, which means that you will do a prick in your finger and squeeze out blood that you drip into a test tube. The sample is then sent to our lab for analysis. You will receive your result digitally as soon as our lab has analysed your sample.

Additional information

Weight 0,049 kg


Before taking the test

  • Your test ID must be registered before it is sent for analysis (otherwise the lab will not analyze the test).
  • We recommend that you take the test on an empty stomach in the morning.
  • We recommend that you submit the test for analysis on a Monday or Tuesday.
  • If tracking code is available, please attach it to the front of the envelope (found on your test ID card).
  • Before you start, you need to register your test. Your test kit contains a sticker with your unique test ID. Register your test ID at
  • Wash your hands in hot water for about a minute. This will increase blood circulation in your fingers. Dry your hands. Doing a blood test without stimulating blood circulation might prove difficult, so please do not skip this step.
  • Disinfect your “test finger” with the supplied disinfectant paper. Wait a few seconds until the finger is completely dry.
  • Rotate the protective cover on the blood lancet to remove it. Use the extra lancet if you need to do another finger prick.
  • Place your hand on a flat surface. Put the lancet diagonally toward the test finger and press down the button. Make sure the lancet is pressed against the finger the whole time.
  • We recommend that you stand up at this stage to let the blood in your arm flow downward. Help the blood drops come out by massaging the finger toward the needle stick.
  • Transfer the blood drops into the test tube until the blood reaches the marked line. If it doesn’t reach the marked line, there won’t be enough blood for the lab to test. Please contact us if you have any trouble.
  • Place the sticker with your unique test ID on the test tube. Place the test tube inside the transport tube and seal.
  • Put the tubes in the enclosed envelope and send it to the lab the same day, preferably a Monday or Tuesday.

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Test results

You will receive your test result digitally via the login you created when you registered your test. The response time varies for different analyses, information on how long the response time your analysis takes can be found on the product page. You as a customer are responsible for registering your unique test ID in order to receive your analysis answer. Your analysis answers are sent encrypted with ID verification for maximum security.

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10 reviews for Iron Deficiency Test

  1. Patricia Wright

    I’ve been feeling inexplicably tired for quite a while, which was affecting my work and daily routine. I suspected an iron deficiency but wanted to be sure before taking any action. That’s when I came across this test. The kit was delivered promptly, and the instructions were clear and concise, making the process a breeze. In less than a week, I received my results, which confirmed my suspicion of iron deficiency. Now, I’m taking the necessary dietary measures and supplements to rectify this. I couldn’t be happier with the service and the comprehensive results that this test provided.

  2. Elijah

    For as long as I can recall, afternoon slumps and an inexplicable sense of tiredness had become my daily companions. After much reading, I began suspecting iron deficiency. A quick search led me to the Iron Deficiency Test. The process was impressively simple. From the packaging to the clear instructions, every step seemed tailored for utmost convenience. However, what truly stood out was the comprehensive report. It didn’t just tell me my iron levels but provided a holistic view of iron’s role, the implications of deficiency, and potential solutions. Post the test, I’ve been more deliberate in choosing my meals, incorporating foods rich in iron. The transformation in my day-to-day energy and alertness is nothing short of miraculous. This test was a game-changer, helping me transition from constant fatigue to a more energetic, vibrant self. 🙂

  3. Tabitha

    A very helpful test. Results helped me adjust my diet appropriately.

  4. Jami Chettle

    The Iron Deficiency Test from GetTested was a revelation. I have struggled with fatigue for years, never considering that it could be something as simple as an iron deficiency. The test was easy to administer, and I received the results promptly. The detailed explanation helped me understand the implications of my results, and I have since made changes to my diet to increase my iron levels. This test has been an invaluable resource in understanding and improving my health. I highly recommend it to anyone struggling with similar issues.

  5. Hannah

    This test was incredibly convenient and helpful. I was feeling drained for weeks and couldn’t understand why. The test revealed I have an iron deficiency. I’ve started taking supplements and I’m already feeling better. What a relief!

  6. Alex

    Having been a vegetarian for the better part of a decade, ensuring I get all essential nutrients, especially iron, has always been at the forefront of my concerns. Over the years, I’ve heard the numerous consequences of iron deficiency – from fatigue to decreased immune function. Given these stakes, I turned to the Iron Deficiency Test to give me a clear view of my iron status. The kit came swiftly and was packaged meticulously, ensuring all components were intact. Its user-friendly design made sample collection a breeze, and the step-by-step instructions ensured there were no ambiguities. But it was the detailed analysis report that truly took my appreciation to the next level. It was evident that this wasn’t just a mere presentation of numbers; it offered a comprehensive view of iron’s role, its sources, and the implications of various levels. Armed with this in-depth information, I have adjusted my diet to include more iron-rich plant-based foods and even considered supplements. The overall impact on my energy levels and cognitive function is undeniable. I wholeheartedly believe that anyone suspecting an imbalance or just keen on a health check would greatly benefit from this test.

  7. Philip Attenborough

    This test was a godsend! Now on iron supplements to tackle my deficiency.

  8. sandra clarke

    dealing with persistent tiredness, I suspected an iron deficiency. yhis test was easy to use and confirmed my suspicion. now working on my diet and taking supplements. highly recommended!

  9. Zara

    Eye-opening insights, transformed my dietary and lifestyle choices. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  10. Isabella Finch

    Given the widespread discussions on iron’s critical role in health, I found myself curious about my own levels. The Iron Deficiency Test seemed like the most logical step forward. The kit arrived promptly, and I was pleasantly surprised by the ease of the entire process. Instructions were straightforward, making sample collection and shipment hassle-free. But the highlight was undoubtedly the detailed results. The report gave insights far beyond just a number. It explained iron’s significance, implications of deficiency, and possible remedies. Using these insights, I’ve revamped my diet, and the difference is palpable. I’d recommend this test to anyone curious about their iron levels.

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