At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To assess your body's ability to transport iron in the blood
When to Get Tested?
When your doctor suspects you may have too much or too little iron in your body because of a variety of conditions; to help monitor liver function and nutrition
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?
You may be instructed to fast for 12 hours before the test; in this case, only water is allowed.