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Ferritin Test

Ferritin is the main form by which iron is stored in the body and is therefore the best marker of iron deficiency. If your iron levels are low or high, ferritin will be the first indicator. Being deficient in iron can lead to feelings of weakness, lethargy and fatigue.

As well as monitoring iron deficiency, our home ferritin blood test kit can also be used to identify and monitor iron overload (Haemochromatosis), a disorder which causes too much iron to be absorbed from the diet. Iron overload can also cause fatigue, but in addition can cause abdominal pain, inflammation of the liver and joint pain. Iron overload is an inherited condition, which usually begins to exhibit symptoms in those aged between 30 and 60.

Test cost:
Test type: finger prick
Estimated turnaround
2 days
From receipt of sample

Why take a ferritin test?

  • To establish whether you may be deficient in iron or anaemic
  • To monitor existing low iron levels
  • To monitor an existing iron overload condition
  • To establish the cause of weakness and fatigue

Benefits of ferritin testing

Our ferritin test kit allows you to quickly gain insight into the levels of ferritin in your body and thus the levels of iron.

By establishing iron levels you gain a clear insight into any risk of either iron deficiency/anaemia or iron overload.

Should you establish you have low ferritin levels, you can then make necessary dietary modifications or seek further assistance to improve them and then track levels over time.

This is the ideal test for anyone concerned about their iron levels. You receive the kit, provide a sample using a simple finger prick test and then post it to our lab. From there, it will be just days until you have your ferritin level results available for your to view on a really clear and easy to understand dashboard, which tracks your numbers over time.

Key benefits when using Forth testing

Fast & accurate

Fast & accurate analysis from accredited laboratory


Tests can be done at home


Secure access to online results

Online dashboard

Online dashboard which tracks results over time

Included in this test

Vitamins & minerals

Tested biomarkers
  • Ferritin

How it works

Collect sample

We will send you a finger prick kit to use at home

Post sample

Pop your sample in the post to us using a pre-paid envelope

Online results

View your results on your secure personal health dashboard

Mark , 29

I suffer from a hereditary condition which causes my body to store too much iron.  My biggest issue before using Forth was getting an appointment with my GP.  Now using Forth I can track my iron levels quickly and easily and take action before levels start to affect my health.

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Test cost: £39.00

Estimated turnaround 2 days From receipt of sample

Test type: finger prick

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