Also known as: Fe tests; Iron Indices
Formal name: Iron Tests
Related tests: Serum Iron, Ferritin; TIBC & UIBC, Transferrin; Zinc protoporphyrin; CBC; Hemoglobin; Hematocrit
To evaluate your body's current store of iron
When your doctor suspects that you may have too little or too much iron in your system
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
Your doctor may request that you fast for 12 hours prior to some iron tests; in this case, only water is permitted.