Iron

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Iron tests measure the levels of iron-containing proteins in the blood to assess the amount of iron in the body. These tests help diagnose or monitor conditions such as iron deficiency anemia and chronic inflammation or cancer which can affect the body’s ability to use iron.

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Iron tests help assess how much iron is in the blood which can be important for individuals’ health. Iron is an essential mineral that is necessary for carrying oxygen throughout the body. When an individual does not have enough iron, it can lead to iron deficiency anemia, fatigue, shortness of breath, and other health problems. Iron tests measure the amount of iron-containing proteins in the blood, such as transferrin, ferritin, and others. These proteins, or parts of proteins, that contain iron give us an indication of how much iron is circulating in the body. Iron tests are important in helping diagnose and monitor the treatment of individuals that may not have enough iron in their body, or those with conditions that affect the body’s ability to use iron, such as chronic inflammation or cancer.

FAQ's

AM I REQUIRED TO FAST?

You must fast at least twelve (12) hours prior to having your specimen collected.

IS A DOCTOR’S ORDER REQUIRED?

YES!

HOW LONG UNTIL MY RESULTS COME BACK?

LabCorp Not using insurance: Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected. If using insurance, the results may take longer.

Quest Diagnostics: Could take up to 10 business days.

Insurance Lab Requisition: Time frame varies depending on state.

DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE MY LABS DRAWN?

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

Viking sends a copy of your Blood Test Order (Lab Requisition), electronically, to LabCorp or Quest depending on the choice you made.  A copy of the Blood Test Order will be sent to you via email. Please allow 24 hours or one business day for our staff to process your request.   It would be wise to bring the order with you to the lab as a reference when you arrive for your Lab appointment.

Make your appointment for a “Lab Draw” at your lab of choice.

LabCorp Locations and contact information: LabCorp Locations

Quest Locations and contact information: Quest Locations

HOW CAN I RECEIVE MY RESULTS?

Viking follows all HIPAA guidelines and state regulations regarding distribution of test results. You can choose to have your test results emailed or faxed. Patients can also create a patient portal via LabCorp/Quest and have access to their results online.

IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY TEST RESULTS, WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

We recommend setting up a consultation via our website with our VIKING medical staff.  https://vikingalternative.com/schedule-consultation