Ferritin

Our ferritin test includes a home blood test kit that lets you check your ferritin levels at home 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. A ferritin blood test 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 home ferritin 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. 

Price:
£39
What's included in the price?
  • Finger prick kit
  • Postage & packaging
  • Accredited lab analysis
  • Results within 2 days of receipt
  • Market leading results dashboard
  • Reviewed by a doctor or nurse
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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

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

What our customers say

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

Wasn’t feeling quite right and believed I may be chronically stressed. Took the baseline plus option which is a wider range of tests and this confirmed by expectations and also highlighted two further issues which I’ve raised with my GP. Well worth the piece of mind.

Gary

The service was great from beginning to end. The test kit arrived quickly and was easy to use, the instructions were clear and simple to follow and my results were available sooner than I expected. Thanks everyone!

Debbie

Forthwithlife are just so helpful - professional and extremely easy to deal with. I would highly recommend these guys and would literally never look anywhere Else. Superb company.

Jamie

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

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

Fast easy service putting my mind at rest quickly. Sent off sample on Monday, got results back Tuesday afternoon.

Emma

Efficient, great communication and information. Very fast, next day turnaround. Very, very pleased. Highly recommended and best value I have found.

Armstrong

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

Really excellent service - we bought two 'vitality' tests after reading about Forth With Life in Natural Health magazine. The packs came quickly, the phlebotomy appointment at home was convenient and professional and the results were quick and insightful- I recommend without reservation to anyone wishing to gain a comprehensive understanding of biomarkers indicative of their health and wellness!

Kate W

Really fast and reliable results.So easy to use! Have used them3 times now and will continueto use this company, amazing.

Sarah

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 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

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