Test BackgroundIron is present within the body in the porphyrin complex, haem and iron storage proteins. Excess iron is usually caused by hereditary haemochromatosis. Toxicity by poisoning is now less common, but may occur due to ingestion, eg. accidental ingestion of iron tablets or industrial exposure.
|<1 μmol/24 h|
Sample Required Random urine or 24 hour urine collection
Sample Volume Random urine: 2 mL
or 24 hour urine
Turnaround Time 2 weeks
NotesIncreased concentrations can be seen in haemochromatosis and proteinuria.