Which is the best test for Iron in Blood?

Ferritin is the most reliable marker for iron in the blood. This is because it reflects the iron stores in the body. If the ferritin is low, there is definitely a requirement for iron.
What is ferritin?

Ferritin is a molecule in which the body stores iron.

Where is ferritin stored?

It is found in the liver, spleen, bone marrow as well as the cells of the stomach/gastrointestinal tract.

How to increase ferritin?

Ferritin depends on iron intake and iron loss. These simple home remedies may help to increase ferritin.

Consume increased quantities of iron rich foods like beetroot or spinach.
Iron tonics are available as over the counter medicines, and will improve iron levels.
Investigation for iron loss like bleeding in the intestine, may be helpful.
Which other tests can help to know about iron levels?

A simple hemoglobin level may help to determine if you need further investigations for iron levels.

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