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Ferritin Test

$ 59.0

Get a unique view of the iron levels in your body with a ferritin blood test.

Iron is an essential mineral that carries oxygen throughout the body in red blood cells. Ferritin is a protein that stores iron for future use when the body needs it most. While an iron test gives the current amount of iron in your blood, this ferritin test measures your body’s overall iron storage and determines if you have a healthy amount of iron in your body. 

When iron levels drop too low, your body cannot make enough hemoglobin to produce the red blood cells it needs. As a result, you may become anemic, which may cause you to feel tired, dizzy, or short of breath. If left untreated, anemia may worsen and lead to additional symptoms. If iron levels get too high, your body absorbs more than is needed, which may be a sign of additional health problems like liver disease, heart problems and diabetes. 

Ferritin Test
$ 59.0

Test Details

Sample Type: Blood
Collection Method: In person at a Labcorp location
Age: 18+
Results: 1 day from when your sample arrives at our lab
HSA/FSA: Accepted
Test must be taken by purchaser

Preparation: If you’re taking a supplement containing biotin (also called vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R), commonly found in products promoting nail, skin and hair health, it is recommended that you wait at least 72 hours from your last dose before sample collection.

What's Tested
  • Ferritin

    A protein that stores iron inside your red blood cells.

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  • A ferritin test measures the amount of ferritin in your blood — a protein that stores iron inside your cells. Your ferritin level will help inform if you have a healthy amount of iron stored in your body. A lower than normal blood ferritin level may indicate that you might have an iron deficiency and as a result could become anemic, if left untreated. A higher than normal ferritin level may be due to other health conditions.


    If you receive an abnormal result, consult with your healthcare provider to determine next steps.  

  • Ferritin is a protein found in the blood that stores iron and releases it when the body needs it. Iron is a mineral present in red blood cells that carries oxygen. By taking a ferritin test, you can determine if your body is storing a healthy amount of iron.

  • Symptoms of low levels of ferritin and iron in your body (iron deficiency anemia) include4:

    • Paler-than-usual skin
    • Fatigue
    • Weakness
    • Dizziness
    • Shortness of breath
    • Rapid heartbeat
  • Your testing will be performed in a CLIA-certified clinical laboratory. Labcorp provides leading-edge medical laboratory tests and services through a national network of primary clinical laboratories and specialty testing laboratories. Our labs perform regular quality assurance testing to ensure our results are accurate.

  • Your results will be provided to you through our secure online portal to view or print. Results are also provided to PWNHealth, which provides professional healthcare provider services for OnDemand tests. If you are accessing your results through your Labcorp Patient account, all users linked to the account will have access to all OnDemand test results. Results may also be provided to a local, state, or federal health authority, but only when legally required. For example, many states require the testing laboratory and healthcare provider to report test results for certain communicable diseases, such as sexually transmitted diseases or COVID-19, to local or state health departments.  


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  • Visit the Labcorp OnDemand website to browse and purchase laboratory tests and create your Labcorp OnDemand account. All Labcorp OnDemand testing requires a healthcare provider order; for your convenience, Labcorp OnDemand has contracted with PWNHealth LLC and its affiliated professional entities (collectively, PWNHealth) to provide healthcare provider services. Visit a Labcorp location for sample collection; or, if using an at-home kit, collect your sample yourself. We’ll let you know when your results are ready to be accessed through your Labcorp OnDemand account or through your Labcorp Patient account.