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Our ferritin check includes a home blood test kit that lets you check levels and identify whether you might be iron deficient or even at risk of anaemia.

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. Ferritin is therefore a good entry level anaemia test. 

As well as monitoring iron deficiency, our ferritin check 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.

Our ferrting test makes private ferritin tests affordable and simple. Simply collect your sample at home and send to one of our UKAS accredited UK labs. Out of range results will be reviewed by one of our registered healthcare professionals and your results report will be made available through your own personal online dashboard. Here you can track changes over time and gain information and tips on how to improve. 

Finger prick
Estimated turnaround
2 days
From receipt of sample

Why check ferritin?

  • 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
  • To check your diet is providing you with what your body needs

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 kit for anyone seeking out an iron blood test. 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.

Biomarkers included in this package

Vitamins & minerals


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

What our customers say

As a working mum, I often find myself training ‘tired’ as the demands of day-to-day life take their toll.  Forth has enabled me to gain a valuable insight into what is happening ‘under the surface’, so I  can adapt my training and lifestyle.

Kate Allan

I'd put off getting regular blood tests before because of the long-winded process of a GP visit. Forth has changed all that. The process is very quick and very easy, with thorough, well-explained results delivered to your inbox within days.

Alice Hector

Taking the test is simple just make sure you follow all the instructions so you follow the correct procedures. The customer service is second to none and the results are easy to understand and follow.

Matthew Bottrill

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 quickly and easily and take action before levels start to affect my health

Mark Threfall, 29

I was keen to use Forth’s service to help monitor my haematological markers in particular since I've had problems in the past and by the time they are picked up by the GP I'm normally feeling unwell.  The test was quick and easy to do and results were back very quickly. The results are also incredibly accurate, being almost identical to those from tests done by my GP the same day.

Alice Lethbridge

I enlisted the help of Forth to help me get to the bottom of my current health concerns. The test was really easy to and my results were available within day. Using Forth has helped me take the action needed to get my hormones back on track.

Holly Rush, 39

As a former Olympic cyclist I always wanted to look after my health. This has never changed to this day but become a lot easier via Forth, it’s the only way to really understand your own body. 

Brian Smith

Forth really helped me understand issues that I was having, which in the end turned out to be problems with iron absorption. Without their test I would never have known this. I now have the knowledge I need to improve.

Sean Conway

I ran my first marathon in 2014 which left me feeling exhausted and constantly unwell. What I didn’t know then was that my iron and vitamin D levels were incredibly low.  By using Forth to test key biomarkers has put me in control of the areas I need to improve.

Jude Peck, 42

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