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Getting tested

Getting tested

February 25, 2021

Ferrous Bisglycinate is a patented chelated form of non-haem iron that passes through the stomach and small intestine without breaking apart. As Ferrochel® remains stable in the stomach and intestine, absorption of the iron molecule is optimised.

GETTING TESTED

To test your iron levels in your body, a blood sample must be taken from a vein in your arm. A needle is inserted, and a small amount of blood will be collected into a test tube or vial.

What do my results mean? Most conditions that cause too little or too much iron can be successfully treated with iron supplements, diet, medicines, and/or other therapies.

If your iron test results are not normal, it does not necessarily mean you have a medical condition needing treatment. Iron levels may be lower for women at certain times of the month for example, during their period.

Your nurse or doctor may order other blood tests to help check your iron levels, these may include a haemoglobin test and a complete blood count. These tests can all be performed at your local pathology labs. If you have questions about your results, talk to your healthcare provider.

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