Fe (Iron)

LABOKLIN Service ID: 28

  • Iron is found in the body in the form of haemoglobin and myoglobin. Furthermore, it is a component of various enzymes.
  • Elevated iron levels occur due to destruction of liver tissue (e.g. acute hepatitis, cirrhosis). In case of (rarely occuring) hemochromatosis and in connection with increased serum levels, deposits are formed in the liver and muscle.
  • Decreased levels are often associated with anemia but also with infections, malignant tumors and nephrosis.
  • Iron is a negative marker of the acute phase.


serum or heparin plasma 0.5 ml




1 day


It is not possible to determine iron values from EDTA plasma.