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Serum Ferritin in Bhubaneshwar

Also known as Ferritin serum, Iron (Fe) Stores, S. Ferritin
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Understanding Serum Ferritin in Bhubaneshwar

What is Serum Ferritin in Bhubaneshwar?

The Serum Ferritin test measures ferritin levels in the blood and assesses the body’s capacity to store iron. It is available at an affordable price in Bhubaneshwar with Tata 1mg labs. Ferritin is one of the essential proteins that control the absorption and release of iron in the body. A low ferritin level indicates an iron deficiency, while an excess might lead to hemochromatosis, which can cause organ damage. 

Your doctor may suggest the Serum Ferritin test if you have symptoms suggestive of iron deficiency, such as weakness, pale or yellow skin, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, cold hands and feet, etc., or iron overload, such as joint pain, stomach pain, weight loss, gray skin color, etc. This test can also be advised in patients suffering from chronic infections, autoimmune diseases, liver diseases, kidney failure, etc., as increased ferritin levels can be observed in such conditions.

What does Serum Ferritin measure?

The Serum Ferritin test measures the concentration of ferritin in the blood. Ferritin is a protein found in cells, particularly in the liver, spleen, and bone marrow, that stores iron in a soluble or nontoxic form. When the body needs iron for essential functions like producing red blood cells and carrying oxygen, it releases iron from ferritin into the blood.

The Serum Ferritin test provides valuable information about the body's iron storage levels. Low ferritin levels may indicate iron deficiency, a condition where the body lacks enough iron to function properly. In contrast, elevated ferritin levels can indicate iron overload, a condition known as hemochromatosis. Iron overload can lead to organ damage if not adequately managed, making early detection crucial.

The Serum Ferritin test is a critical tool for assessing iron status, diagnosing iron deficiency anemia, monitoring treatment progress, detecting other iron-related disorders, and maintaining overall health.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Serum Ferritin in Bhubaneshwar

Frequently Asked Questions about Serum Ferritin in Bhubaneshwar

Q. What is the Serum Ferritin test, and why is it important?

The Serum Ferritin test measures the level of ferritin in your blood, which is crucial for assessing iron levels in your body. It's important because it helps diagnose iron deficiency, iron overload, and various health conditions related to iron metabolism.

Q. How is the Serum Ferritin test performed?

A doctor will clean the skin using an antiseptic alcohol cotton swab or wipe and take out a blood sample from your veins using a needle. The blood sample will be stored safely and transported to the lab for analysis.

Q. Which diseases are diagnosed with the Serum Ferritin test?

The Serum Ferritin test is used to screen for iron-deficiency anemia, hemochromatosis (iron overload), adult-onset Still’s disease, and liver disease.

Q. Can the Serum Ferritin test diagnose iron-deficiency anemia?

Yes, the ferritin test is a valuable tool in diagnosing iron deficiency anemia. Low ferritin levels are a key indicator of this condition, which can cause a decrease in red blood cell production and oxygen-carrying capacity.

Q. Is there any risk associated with the Serum Ferritin test?

There is usually no risk associated with this test. However, some people may feel a slight sting while the needle is pricked and may experience some bleeding that is normal and usually not bothersome. Rarely some people may experience slight swelling or bruising at the site of the needle prick. Applying ice 3-4 times a day for about a week may help reduce swelling and bruising. If it does not get better, consult your doctor.

Q. Is fasting necessary before the Serum Ferritin test?

Generally, fasting is not required for the Serum Ferritin test. However, it's essential to follow any specific instructions from your doctor.

Q. Can I schedule the Serum Ferritin test online in Bhubaneshwar near me?

Yes. In Bhubaneshwar, you can schedule the Serum Ferritin test near you with Tata 1mg Labs. The test is easy to book, cost-effective, and available with a comprehensive report.

Q. Is the Serum Ferritin test eligible for home sample collection in Bhubaneshwar?

Yes, the Serum Ferritin test is eligible for home sample collection in Bhubaneshwar. With Tata 1mg Labs, you can schedule a test at your convenience, and select a date and time for sample collection that fits your schedule.

Q. What is the procedure to book the Serum Ferritin test with Tata 1mg Labs in Bhubaneshwar?

The process to book the Serum Ferritin test with Tata 1mg Labs in Bhubaneshwar is quite straightforward. To schedule a test online, follow these steps: 1). Go to the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add your preferred test to the shopping cart. 3). Choose a time and day that works for you as long as you also take the essential prerequisites into account. 4). A confirmation notification will be sent to you with all the details once the booking is complete.

Q. How much does the Serum Ferritin test cost in Bhubaneshwar?

We at Tata 1mg understand the importance of affordable healthcare and therefore provide lab tests at a pocket-friendly budget. The Serum Ferritin test in Bhubaneshwar is available at Rs. 439.

Q. What is the estimated turnaround time for the results of the Serum Ferritin test in Bhubaneshwar?

Tata 1mg Labs understands the importance of timely results and strives to deliver them quickly. On average, we deliver the results of the Serum Ferritin test in Bhubaneshwar in 48 hours.
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