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Iron Deficiency Test

Check if you have an iron deficiency

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  • Measuring ferritin levels
  • Simple at-home testing
  • Results within a few minutes
  • CE-marked

Our Iron Deficiency Test measures the level of the protein ferritin in the blood, which is the "stored iron" in our blood and directly proportional to our iron levels. Low ferritin levels indicate iron deficiency.

Low ferritin levels can lead to low haemoglobin levels over time, which can put undetected iron deficiency at risk of, among other things, impaired oxygen uptake. By detecting low ferritin levels at an early stage, further medical investigation and medication can be used to avoid serious health complications.

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Iron Deficiency Test

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Product Description

Quicktest Iron Deficiency Test for easy home use

Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies worldwide. Iron deficiency without anaemia occurs in approximately 25% of fertile women. With QuickTest Iron Deficiency Test, you can quickly and easily check if you suffer from iron deficiency. You'll have your result within 10 minutes. Our iron deficiency test measures the level of the protein ferritin in the blood and marks positively for an iron deficiency when the iron level is below 20 ng/mL. The test consists of a home testing kit and is done by taking blood from a fingertip prick.

Note: Quicktest Iron Deficiency Test does not provide a diagnosis, it is used for indication purposes only. Always consult a doctor for further clinical investigation, diagnosis, and medical treatment.

What is iron deficiency, and what causes it?

Iron is needed for the body to produce haemoglobin, a protein in the blood that transports oxygen from the lungs to muscles and the brain. If you have iron deficiency, it means that your body has difficulty producing haemoglobin, which is a protein that transports oxygen around the body. You can have low iron levels but still have a good Hb (Hemoglobin) value and iron deficiency does not necessarily mean anaemia (i.e., reduced ability of the blood to carry oxygen due to a lack of red blood cells). However, untreated iron deficiency over a long time will lead to low Hb.

Iron deficiency can be caused by many things, such as heavy menstruation, ulcers, intestinal diseases, gluten intolerance, or other conditions. Women who suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding and those who eat a monotonous diet often suffer from iron deficiency. If you have lost a lot of blood in an accident, it can also cause you to have a lack of iron. In general, iron deficiency is not life-threatening, but it does impair your quality of life.

Common symptoms of iron deficiency

Symptoms can apply to several different illnesses or deficiencies, but typical symptoms of iron deficiency are fatigue, dizziness, palpitations, pale face, coldness, headache, "Restless legs," dry skin, and hair loss. Undetected iron deficiency can result in anaemia.

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Fact-checked on August 23, 2022, by

M.D Fredrik Lönnqvist
Licensed nurse

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it important to test your iron levels?

Iron is a vital and necessary trace element whose main task is to transport oxygen to all cells in the body. Iron deficiency quickly leads to a lack of blood, known as anemia. The most common symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia are fatigue and impaired physical performance. Fortunately, iron deficiency is usually relatively easy to remedy once it has been identified. In many cases, simply taking an extra supplement of iron for a shorter or longer period is sufficient. However, if there is an underlying illness, a different treatment is required. Pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as women of reproductive age, require a larger daily intake of iron.

What is the difference between hb (haemoglobin) and ferritin?

Ferritin is a protein in the body that binds to iron. The amount of ferritin in the blood indicates how much iron is stored in the body. The body needs iron to produce haemoglobin, which is found in red blood cells. Haemoglobin (HB) in turn has the task of capturing and transporting oxygen. Thus, the haemoglobin level is a measure of the red blood cells' oxygen-binding capacity.

Can I have low ferritin but a normal hb?

When checking your hb level (haemoglobin), you are checking your blood count. If you have a low hb level, you can also call it a low blood count. A low ferritin level often appears earlier than a low hb level in iron deficiency. Ferritin is usually not included when checking blood counts but is examined separately. Therefore, you can have a normal hb level but a low ferritin level. A low ferritin level, iron deficiency, means that the body has too little stored iron for some reason. Iron deficiency can, in turn, lead to anaemia because iron is needed in haemoglobin. However, iron deficiency does not automatically mean anaemia, as you can have iron deficiency without anaemia.

When can I do an iron deficiency test?

The test can be done when symptoms such as pallor, fatigue, headache, and palpitations occur. It can also be done during pregnancy. Our iron deficiency test can be performed at any time of the day but should be avoided in case of acute inflammation or if there is damage to the spleen or liver.

Can the result be inaccurate?

The result is correct if the instructions have been followed. The result can be inaccurate if the test has been exposed to moisture or if the blood has been contaminated. Too much or insufficient blood volume can give an inaccurate result. The pipette is designed to guarantee that the right amount of blood is used.

What do I do if the iron test is positive?

You should then contact a doctor and explain that you have done a Quicktest Iron Deficiency Ferritin self-test and that the result was positive. Iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia are not independent diseases, but there is always an underlying cause for them.

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Product Data

Type of test

Blood

Limit

20 ng/ml

Analyzing

Ferritin level

Reliability

98%

Test response/min

10 min
Manual
The Doctor Says...

Iron deficiency is common, especially among women, but men can also suffer from this deficiency. This test measures ferritin levels which represent the body's iron stores. If iron stores are low, symptoms may occur that can be vague and confused with other diseases. Common symptoms include fatigue, apathy, and anxiety.

Fredrik Lönnquist
M.D

What Our Customers Think

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Linn
It all started with my partner saying that I was "pale around the nose"... Had indeed been tired for a long time and had no energy, had extreme worry and anxiety. I linked this to my new job but came to the conclusion that it could not be true as I enjoyed it very much. But something was not right... Did your test and got a VERY clear result: I had a lack of iron. Bought blood juice and it did not taste so good but it helped, after about 2 weeks I finally got my mood back and a little more colour in my face :))
Anonymous
The iron test showed a deficiency, I really haven't felt well in recent years and even received antidepressants (!) but nothing has helped, rather the opposite. Have now been taking iron supplements for 2 months and feel great. More doctors should actually be aware of this. The test was a little difficult to do, did not get it with the pipette, but in the end it worked. But it does not matter, I am finally me again. Thank you for being there! /Anonymous
Andrea
Have had problems with headaches for some time. Discovered the iron deficiency test that measured my ferritin levels, the test showed that I had a low value and after 2-3 weeks of iron supplementation, the problem with headaches has disappeared. Super happy and recommend this to all my friends!
Emma
I ordered an iron deficiency test. Very smooth and easy to use. Highly recommended!
Zandra
Can recommend it. I have known for years that something wasn't right but have never linked it to iron deficiency. My test showed that I suffer from iron deficiency, I have now been taking supplements and already after a week I feel much better. I wake up refreshed and have much more energy during the day. Thank you!
Josephine
Became unusually tired after becoming pregnant and initially thought something was wrong. I was advised to test my iron levels and that was lucky. Became much more alert after I bought blood juice. The test was simple, no value but negative or positive.
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Iron Deficiency Test

Check if you have an iron deficiency

4.5

(6)

17 

  • Measuring ferritin levels
  • Simple at-home testing
  • Results within a few minutes
  • CE-marked

Our Iron Deficiency Test measures the level of the protein ferritin in the blood, which is the "stored iron" in our blood and directly proportional to our iron levels. Low ferritin levels indicate iron deficiency.

Low ferritin levels can lead to low haemoglobin levels over time, which can put undetected iron deficiency at risk of, among other things, impaired oxygen uptake. By detecting low ferritin levels at an early stage, further medical investigation and medication can be used to avoid serious health complications.

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Fredrik is a specialist of internal medicine and endocrinology and received his degree at the Karolinska Institute, where he is still attached as a researcher/associate professor.

Therese is our registered nurse who can answer your health-related questions and provide useful information about how our tests work.

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