Losing hair, your head aches and you feel like falling asleep at any moment? Does this sound familiar to you? If yes, then you might suffer from ferritin deficiency (= iron deficiency). Ferritin is the stored iron in the human body and needed by the body for the transportation of oxygen in blood and vital for various enzymatic processes.
Ferritin deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency worldwide!
Iron deficiency is mostly caused by low-iron diet. Women need more iron due to the monthly menstruation. In men and postmenopausal women, iron deficiency may also be caused internal bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract.
- Dry skin
- Brittle fingernails
- Weakened immune system
Determine your ferritin level conveniently at home
Quick: Only takes a few minutes
Pain-free and easy to perform at home
No stress from a visit to the doctor
Detailed results report
Phone hotline with experts
Free analysis in the specialist diagnostic laboratory within days
Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency globally. One in three people around the globe suffer 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 body cells which is vital for the metabolism of energy in the cells. Iron levels that are too low are thus causing poor oxygen supply amongst cells and others organs such as brain but also 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
Your individual test results
One click to access all your health data: We present the evaluation of your cerascreen® tests in our secure my cerascreen® web portal or app. As part of your individual results report, you will learn which foods have a negative effect on your performance and thus restrict you in everyday life.
Note: The referenced values in the report are applicable for adults.
How the ferritin blood test works
1. Blood sample taken
Using our test kit, you can extract a few drops of blood from your finger tip without any pain.
2. Laboratory analysis
Send your sample to our laboratory free of charge in the enclosed return mailing envelope. Your sample will be analysed in our specialist laboratory.
3. Detailed results report
You will receive your personal results as part of a detailed results report after just a few days.
Certified laboratory and quality management
At cerascreen®, we have carefully selected trusted laboratory partners, such as DST Diagnostic Systems & Technologies, who have specialised in holistic human diagnostics for over 10 years and are located in Schwerin, Germany. The cerascreen concept is based on the long-standing experience of DST Diagnostic System & Technologies in human diagnostics along with the expertise and advice offered by experienced health specialists across various disciplines throughout Europe.
- DIN EN ISO 13485
- Independent interlaboratory test
The ferritin blood test kit consists of
- Several pages of illustrated instructions, explaining step by step how a blood sample is taken and how the test is performed
- Activation card with test ID for registration
- Disinfection cloth, swab, plaster, 2 lancets CE 0344, blood collection tube, transport tubes
- Pre-addressed and pre-paid return mailing envelope, which you can use to send your blood sample back to our laboratory free of charge using Royal Mail