Understand Your Test

Iron

Formal Name

 Iron, serum

Why Get Tested?

Along with other iron tests, to determine your blood iron level; along with other tests, to help diagnose iron-deficiency anemiaor iron overload.

When To Get Tested?

When you have low hemoglobin and hematocrit on a complete blood count (CBC); when your healthcare practitioner suspects that you may have too little iron (deficiency) or too much iron (overload) in your body.