Are you experiencing hair loss, headaches and fatigue? If your response to these questions is ‘yes’, then you might be suffering from ferritin deficiency (also known as iron deficiency). Ferritin is the iron stored in the human body; it is needed to transport oxygen in the bloodstream and is 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
Please note: Due to the current situation, there may be significant delays in the analysis of your Ferritin Blood Test in our medical partner laboratory. Your blood sample will be properly frozen in the laboratory during this time.
Determine your ferritin levels conveniently at home
Quick and 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 a specialised diagnostic laboratory within two to three business days after the sample’s 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 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.
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 advice
Do you still have questions about your test results? We offer free health advice from our nutritionists by telephone – in English. During your 15-minute coaching session, our nutrition experts will tell you not just what your results mean, but also about health in general and test-taking, and they will answer any further questions you may have about other tests. Further information can be sent to you by email upon request. To book our free health advice, please follow the link in your results report.
How the Ferritin Blood Test works
1. Take a blood sample
Using our test kit, extract a few drops of blood from your fingertip 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 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.
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, two CE 0344 lancets, dried blood spot card
- Prepaid return envelope, which you can use to send your blood sample back to the laboratory free of charge using Royal Mail