Iron test

Iron Self Test


SKU: CMBHUKB016 Category:
Blood test

Blood sample

at home test

At home-test


Pack size: 1 test

Key information

Iron Self-Test is an easy to use ferritin at-home-test. Ferritin is a blood protein that stores iron within the cells. Ferritin tests are commonly used by doctors to understand how much iron your body stores.

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Check for abnormal ferritin levels

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Straightforward and convenient results at home

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Regularly monitor your iron stores

Iron Self -Test is used for the convenient and straightforward self-testing of ferritin at home. Testing for ferritin is widely used in the medical profession to understand iron stores in blood.

This iron test produces results in minutes from a small fingerpick of blood. The user steps are extremely easy, making the test ideal for regular testing at home. All components are provided. Clear instructions guide you through the testing process.

Consult a doctor if you get a negative result or if have any concerns about low ferritin or iron deficiency.

This ferritin home blood test is manufactured under internationally recognised quality management systems, ISO 13485.


About Ferritin and Iron Deficiency

This test detects ferritin, a blood protein that stores iron. Doctors use ferritin blood tests to check the levels of stored iron. Low blood ferritin indicates the depletion of iron and can be used to help diagnose iron deficiency anaemia. Low iron levels or iron deficiency can lead to a reduction of red blood cells (cells that carry oxygen). Meaning blood carries less oxygen than normal for adequate tissue oxygenation (when oxygen molecules enter human tissues that make up organs or other body parts). As a result,

Low ferritin may also indicate hypothyroidism, vitamin C deficiency or coeliac disease. 

Undiagnosed or untreated iron deficiency anaemia may cause serious complications such as fatigue, headaches, restless legs syndrome, heart problems, pregnancy complications, and developmental delays in children.

Symptoms and those at risk

According to the World Health Organization, iron deficiency is a ‘global public health problem’ with 42% of children under 5 and 40% of pregnant women worldwide being anaemic. In fact, one-third of all women of reproductive age are anaemic. 


Paleness, bone and lower back pain, fatigue (tiredness), headaches, faster heartbeat, shortness of breath during exercise. 

People most at risk of Iron deficiency:

Frequent blood donors, pregnant women and women during menstruation, people who don’t eat meat, infants who don’t get enough iron from breast milk or formula, children during growth spurts, or children who don’t eat a healthy, varied diet.

Frequently asked questions

Why test for ferritin when determining iron deficiency?

Ferritin is a blood protein that stores and releases iron within the body. It therefore indirectly provides an indication of iron levels. Iron deficiency can cause several health issues.

When should I test?

The test can be used at anytime of the day. It’s advisable to test following the onset of symptoms such as paleness, headaches, faster heartbeat or shortness of breath. Do not use if you following the diagnosis of diseases, acute inflammations, or spleen or liver injury.

Interpreting results

Results interpretation is slightly different for this test. If you get a test (T) and control (C) line this means the ferritin concentration in the blood is normal. If you only get a (C) line it may suggest ferritin levels are abnormal. The test will not detect high ferritin levels.

Always consult a doctor if your result suggests abnormal ferritin levels or if you have concerns about your ferritin or iron levels.

What’s in the box

Items Provided

  • 1 x Test Device
  • 1 x Capillary Dropper
  • 1 x Buffer Solution
  • 1 x Alcohol Pad
  • 1 x Lancet
  • 1 x Instructions

Item Not Provided But Required

  • Timer
  • Tissues
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