Iron is a component of haemoglobin. Low iron levels reflect states of anaemia whereas iron overload may be seen in those undergoing repeated blood transfusions, iron supplementation overdose or as a result of hereditary haemochromatosis.
Suspected hereditary haemochromatosis (TRF saturation) Suspected iron-deficient anaemia (ferritin is preferred) Suspected poisoning with iron-containing compounds
|Sample & container required||SST (gold top)|
|Sample volume||0.5 mL|
|Turnaround time||1 day|