Iron

Material: Blood
Study price: PLN 9.00
Waiting time for the result: result no later than the next working day
Booking:

  • We perform the test without prior reservation. Check the working hours of the collection center

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Preparation for the study

General

  • The test material is blood.
  • A few days before the test, you should not take iron-containing preparations, and on the day before the test, you should refrain from eating foods
    rich in iron (such as liver, spinach, red meat).
    Women should take the test at least 3 days after menstruation.
  • The patient must be fasting, at least 12 hours after eating the last meal, unless otherwise instructed by the doctor (e.g., performing the test after a meal)
  • Only plain water or bitter (unsweetened) tea can be drunk before the test.
  • Do not drink coffee, flavored water, cola light/ cola "zero" drinks, energy drinks, juices.
  • Do not eat meals, snacks, fruits, vegetables, breath freshening candies, chew gum, smoke cigarettes.

Detailed for children

  • For children under 3 years of age, it is recommended to draw blood from half to one hour after feeding.

Detailed for infants

  • For children under 3 years of age, it is recommended to draw blood from half to one hour after feeding.

Detailed for patients 60 years and older

  • About 30 minutes before the test, it is recommended to consume water or bitter (unsweetened) tea.

Description

Iron is a component of enzymes, hemoglobin. It is stored in the liver, spleen, bone marrow as ferritin. It participates in the transport of oxygen to cells.
Importance of the test: in suspected iron deficiency, malabsorption, to calculate transferrin saturation.
Abnormal values of iron: in chronic blood loss, heavy menstruation, in pathologies of the gastrointestinal tract (malabsorption),
in pregnancy, during lactation, in stress,
in infections, inflammation, in cancer, in kidney disease.

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