Are you losing hair, your head aches and you feel like falling asleep at any moment? If yes, then you might suffer from ferritin deficiency (= iron deficiency). Ferritin is the stored iron in the human body and is needed 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 most commonly caused by a low-iron diet. Women need more iron due to monthly menstruation. In men and postmenopausal women, iron deficiency may also be caused by 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 doctor's appointment necessary
Detailed results report
Phone hotline with experts
Free analysis in the specialized diagnostic laboratory within 2-3 business days after sample arrival
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 personal test results
As soon as your sample has been evaluated, you will be able to view your individual results report in the my cerascreen® mobile app or our secure online customer area where you can also print the report.
Result of laboratory analysis: Discover how high your ferritin level is and thus how good your body's supply of iron is.
Individualised practical recommendations: Learn how to prevent iron deficiency.
Important health information: Learn how iron enters the body and what functions it performs there.
Free health advise
Do you still have questions about your test results? We offer free heatlh advice from our nutritionist by telephone— in English. During your 15 minute coaching session, our nutrition expert will explain to you not just what your results mean, but also about health in general, test taking, and answer questions about further tests. Further Information can be sent to you by Email upon request. To book our free health advise please follow the link in your results report.
How the Ferritin Blood Test works
1. Take a blood sample
Using our test kit, you extract a few drops of blood from your fingertip painlessly and collect them on the enclosed dried blood spot card.
2. Laboratory analysis
Send your sample to our laboratory free of charge in the enclosed return mailing envelope. Your sample will be analysed in the medical laboratory.
3. Detailed results report
You will receive your personal results as part of a detailed results report after just a few days.
Certified, reliable and accurate
We focus on delivering trustworthy and accurate results by working with the best accredited and certified laboratories that regularly participate in interlaboratory proficiency testing. Our goal is to always ensure a high level of quality and competency. All our partners are laboratories that provide extensive experience and are trusted as well as utilised by physicians all across Europe. Our setup of using anonymous Test-IDs ensures maximum data protection and privacy.
We use the highest certification standards for quality management:
- ISO 9001
- EN ISO 13485
- Interlaboratory proficiency testing
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, dried blood spot card
- Pre-addressed and pre-paid return mailing envelope, which you can use to send your blood sample back to the laboratory free of charge using Royal Mail