FeGGT LifePro™ Basic
Fasting Required: Yes 8-10 Hours

Specimen: Blood

Results: 2-3 Business Days

Tests Included:

Serum iron level: - Iron is an essential nutrient. It is needed in small quantities to help form normal red blood cells (RBCs) and is a critical part of hemoglobin which is the protein in red blood cells that binds oxygen in the lungs and releases it as blood travels to other parts of the body.

Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC): Measures all of the proteins in the blood that are available to bind with iron, including transferrin. Since transferrin is the primary iron-binding protein, the TIBC test is a good indirect measurement of transferrin. The body produces transferrin in relationship to the need for iron. When iron stores are low, transferrin levels increase and vice versa. In healthy people, about one-third of the binding sites on transferrin are used to transport iron.

Ferritin: Composed of iron and protein, Ferritin is a storehouse for iron in the body. Measurement provides an accurate picture of how much iron you have available in reserve. It is used to evaluate anemia and for diagnosing iron deficiency. Low Ferritin is a sign of iron deficiency. Ferritin is high with inflammation, infection, liver disease, iron overload, certain anemias and certain cancers (leukemia and lymphoma).

Hemoglobin:A chemical compound inside red cells that transports oxygen through the blood stream to all cells of the body. Oxygen is needed for healthy organs. Hemoglobin gives the red color to blood.

GGT (Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase): GGT is an enzyme found in many organs such as the kidney, spleen, and pancreas. However, the main source of GGT is the liver.

GGT is used to help detect liver disease and bile duct obstructions. Elevated GGT levels may be caused by liver disease, congestive heart failure, alcohol consumption and/or other conditions. While increased levels may indicate that the liver is being damaged, it does not specifically point to what may be causing the injury.

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.