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Test Description

Why get tested?

The hemoglobin protein consists of iron in its chemical composition. This protein is used to carry oxygen from the lungs to all cells of the body. Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in the world and disorders of the metabolism of iron are very common. The disorders of iron metabolism consist of clinical implications and diseases, such as iron overload, anemia, and neurodegenerative diseases.

What is being tested?

Iron occurs in many forms in the body: iron (III) chloride, iron (II) sulfate, iron (II) oxide, and iron (III) phosphate.

Preparation needed?

Yes, the iron test is generally done in the morning and the healthcare provider may ask you to not drink or eat for 12 hours before the test.

Fasting required?

Yes, it can be required to not drink or eat 12 hours before getting the iron test. However, the healthcare provider may allow for drinking water before the test.