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Total Iron

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Total Iron Test

The iron contained in the blood. Plays a part in the formation and the functioning of the hemoglobin contained by the red cells (providing them their red color).
Testing moment
No fasting needed, however the blood sampling should be performed in the morning.
Low values causes
  • Anemia caused by the absence of iron
  • Anemia linked to a chronic disease (for instance rheumatoid polyarthritis, cancer, liver trouble, endocrine troubles)
  • Blood loss
  • Malabsorption
  • Enhancement period
  • Pregnancy
High values causes
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemosiderosis (lungs overloaded with iron)
  • Liver trouble
  • Recent transfusion
How to get tested

Contact us at 514 975-5226 for a blood test at home for the purpose of evaluating your total iron.

Perscription & Insurance

All our tests require a medical prescription recommended by any practicing doctor in the province of Quebec.

These prescriptions are necessary in order to proceed with either test and we urge that all medical requests originating from offices or clinics be duly identified.

All medical analysis requested by your doctor are reimbursed by a majority of private insurance companies!