Iron (Ferritin) Test Kit + Free Iron Oral Spray
At-home health check
The BetterYou Iron (Ferritin) Test Kit offers a quick, easy and accurate way to test your iron levels easily, from the comfort of your own home and includes a free supplement.
- Easy-to-use at-home ferritin test
- Accurate and detailed results in 5 days
- Analysis carried out by UKAS-accredited UK labs
- Receive a free personalised supplementation plan based on your levels
- Free Iron Oral Spray when you receive your results - Worth £14.95
- Only available to UK-based customers
This test checks your ferritin (stored iron) levels which is the recommended marker to test for iron deficiency.
Our iron (ferritin) test enables you to quickly identify the current iron levels within your body and gives you a clear insight into any risk of iron deficiency/anaemia or iron overload (haemochromatosis).
By knowing your results and getting our bespoke supplementation plan, you can make the necessary lifestyle modifications to ensure your levels remain optimal and track your levels over time.
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Importance of checking your iron levels
Iron is an essential element that we require for several different bodily processes such as creating new red blood cells, carrying oxygen around the body and strengthening our immune system. Most of the iron in our bodies is found in haemoglobin, a protein in our red blood cells. A smaller proportion is stored in a protein called ferritin that is responsible for controlling the release of iron when levels are too low or high. Measuring ferritin levels provides an excellent indication of the amount of iron your body has available.
Iron status tests measure the total amount of iron in the blood with a view to diagnosing anaemia or iron overload (haemochromatosis). They also test your body's ability to absorb iron as well as the amount of iron stored in your body.
Who needs it
The test is suitable for everyone over 18 and while testing for iron is advised if you’re concerned you’re not getting enough, there are groups of people who may be more susceptible to iron deficiency and should strongly consider getting themselves tested. These include:
- Those with malabsorption issues
- Women who have heavy periods
- Those following a restricted or plant-based diet
Activating your kit
- Order your kit through our website
- We will email you a link and instructions to activate your kit
- Once activated, your kit will be dispatched*
- Once you receive your kit please read and follow the instructions provided
*If your order contains other products these will arrive as separate deliveries.
How at-home testing works
The easy-to-use, at-home test works by taking a small blood sample using a quick and painless finger prick. Once the required amount of blood has been collected in the microtube, it can be sent for analysis using the pre-paid envelope provided.
Results will be processed in 5 working days by UKAS accredited labs.
Once processed, a member of the BetterYou team will create a bespoke supplementation plan based on your results to help you increase or maintain your levels.
The plan will include instructions on how to redeem your free Iron Oral Spray through betteryou.com.
It is important you collect and post your sample on the same day – Between Monday – Thursday.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.
This test is not a substitute for seeing a doctor. If you are at all unsure about your results, please consult your doctor or medical professional.
- Over 18s only
- Use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. We recommend consulting your Midwife or GP before beginning any supplementation.
- UK customers only - This kit uses a wet blood sample, making it unsuitable for customers outside of the UK
If you are a practitioner and are interested in using our kits for your clients, please get in touch with us.
Test kit contents
Contained within each pack is everything you need to take a blood sample from your fingertip.
The pack includes: lancet, microtube, cleaning wipe, alcohol swap and plasters.
The pack includes clear and full instructions with a postage-paid envelope (UK only) to post your results to the lab.
Medichecks are one of our chosen biomarker testing partners. They are a leading UK-based private blood test provider. With a team of expert biochemists and medical doctors, they use UKAS approved laboratories to analyse your sample on our behalf.
No. You have to be 18 years or over to complete the iron test kit.
No. Unfortunately we are not able to provide the testing service outside the UK.
By using a BetterYou at-home health check you get to see an accurate insight into your levels of a specific nutrient, along with a detailed supplementation plan to help you maintain or elevate your levels for optimal health.
We will also provide you with a complimentary oral spray to help you kick-start your journey to optimal health, all included in a single one-off price.
Once you have activated your kit and sent off your sample, you will be emailed when your results are ready, alongside your supplementation plan.
The laboratories we partner with are UK based, accredited and meet regulatory standards. They are some of the largest private labs in the country but also work directly with the NHS.
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