Iron deficiency anemia is a common type of anemia — a condition in which blood lacks adequate healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body’s tissues.
As the name implies, iron deficiency anemia is due to insufficient iron. Without enough iron, your body can’t produce enough of a substance in red blood cells that enables them to carry oxygen (hemoglobin). As a result, iron deficiency anemia may leave you tired and short of breath.
To diagnose iron deficiency anemia, you would look for Hemoglobin levels in the blood. Lower than normal hemoglobin levels indicate anemia.
Hemoglobin Testing Information
- Available during open clinic hours
- The test can be performed without a physician’s referral
- A finger stick method will be used to check for Hemoglobin levels (anemia)
- Results are given immediately
- Cost for hemoglobin testing is $25