Increased in excessive iron intake, haemolytic anamias and haemochromotosis. Decreased in iron deficiency anaemia infections and malignancy. A single iron estimation is of little value, as changes between serum iron and iron stores a re affected by numerous physiological factors such as diurnal rhythm (high a.m), hormonal influence (cyclical changes in women) and recent diet. Ideally a fasting level should be taken.

Patient Instructions:

No mineral supplements on the day of the test.

Sample Requirements:

Gold (SST)

Postal Samples: