This test measures the amount of iron in your blood.
It is done on blood taken from a vein in your arm.
iron can cause anemia, which can cause weakness, tiredness, or lack of stamina.
Too much iron can cause hemochromatosis. This is usually an
inherited disease that can cause tiredness, weakness, or pain in the joints.
A test for iron is done to:
A health professional takes a sample of your blood.
Watch closely for
changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if you have any
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and
call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a
list of the medicines you take. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have
your test results.
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Current as of:
October 14, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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