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About the test
- Dry skin
- Brittle fingernails
- Weakened immune system
Receive your result within 5 to 7 working days after sample’s arrival in the laboratory
Please note: Due to the current situation, there may be significant delays in the analysis of your Ferritin Test in our medical partner laboratory. Your blood sample will be properly frozen in the laboratory during this time.
Iron deficiency symptoms
Too much or too little iron? Too much and too little iron in the body can be problematic. These are some of the scientifically proven consequences:
In iron deficiency anemia, the blood carries too little oxygen through the body. As a result, almost all cells in the body lack energy - including the brain. This manifests itself in constant, sometimes extreme tiredness. In addition, it can lead to difficulty concentrating and reduced performance.
Hair needs a lot of blood to grow properly. If the blood supply is disturbed due to iron deficiency anemia, they can become thinner and fall out. If those affected remedy the iron deficiency, this often also stops the hair loss.
The nails also need iron so that they can grow back healthily. If there is an undersupply, they often become brittle and flake off. In some cases, grooves also form, the nails bulge upwards or are sunk downwards.
In some recent studies, there was evidence that people with high iron levels had a shorter life expectancy. The authors suspect that iron levels in the optimal range could slow down aging.
Source: Mangan D. Iron: an underrated factor in aging. Aging (Albany NY). 2021 Oct 6;13(19):23407-23415. doi: 10.18632/aging.203612. Epub 2021 Oct 6. PMID: 34613935; PMCID: PMC8544343.
Benefits of the Ferritin Test
Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency globally. One in three people around the globe suffers from iron deficiency. The symptoms are very diverse and often do not point towards this suspected diagnosis. Therefore, this deficiency is often diagnosed relatively late. Iron carries oxygen in the blood to all of the body’s cells, which means it is vital for the metabolism of energy in the cells. Iron levels that are too low will thus lead to poor oxygen supply amongst cells in the organs such as the brain, but also in the muscles.
Symptoms of iron deficiency
- Increased tiredness and fatigue
- Headaches and dizziness
- Poor physical and cognitive performance
- Dry skin, cracks at the corner of the mouth
Result of the Ferritin Test
As soon as your sample has been analysed, you will be able to view your individual results report in the My cerascreen® mobile app or by logging in on our website, where you can also print the report.
Laboratory analysis results: Discover how high your ferritin levels are and thus how good your body’s supply of iron is.
This is how it works
Your test kit contains everything you need to draw a small sample of blood from your fingertip. Then send the sample back to us free of charge in the enclosed return envelope.
After the evaluation in the medical specialist laboratory, you will have online access to your personal result report.
Your access to the test results and the evidence-based findings and tips to improve your health: the my cerascreen® user profile on our website or our app.
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