Iron Tests

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Also known as: Fe tests; Iron Indices
Formal name: Iron Tests

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To evaluate your body's current store of iron

When to Get Tested?

When your doctor suspects that you may have too little or too much iron in your system

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

Your doctor may request that you fast for 12 hours prior to some iron blood tests; in this case, only water is permitted.