This test is very affordable way to keep tabs on your ferritin levels.
A ferritin test measures the amount of ferritin in your blood. Ferritin is a blood cell protein that contains iron. A ferritin test helps understand how much iron your body is storing.
If a ferritin test reveals that your blood ferritin level is lower than normal, it may indicate your body's iron stores are low and you have an iron deficiency. If they come back normal then in most cases we know iron supplementation or continuing iron supplementation is now unnecessary.
This blood test is done through our local community labs and the lab fee is paid through the EFTPOS facility at Don Street lab. We charge a consult fee to ensure this test is necessary and to cover our time to contact you explain your results. If the result could be improved through diet or suppleemtnation we can help guide you with this. We can also refer you back to your GP should we have any further concerns.
Fee you will pay at Don Street Lab $16.50
Fee for consult $20
Private Testing: We endeavor to offer this testing service to our patients to eliminate the unnecessary supplementation of health concerns or the continued supplementation of health concerns which may have been resolved. This reduces the risk of overdosing on vitamins and minerals you may or may not require. Please note we are not medical doctors and as such we are not in any way able to diagnose serious medical conditions. If you have health concerns we recommend you visit your GP. If any test results come back outside of normal we recommend booking an appointment to discuss this with your GP.