How does hepcidin testing help my patient manage their iron?

1 in 14 people in the US are anemic and 1 in 7 are iron deficient. These levels have been on the rise over the last decade.


The levels of hepcidin in blood will aid you in selecting the most effective treatment option for your patient:

If hepcidin is LOW

Oral iron pills will likely be effective in restoring their iron supply. Cost: $

Don’t make them pay for expensive intravenous iron infusions

If hepcidin is HIGH

Oral iron pills will not be effectively absorbed requiring intravenous iron infusions. Cost: $$$

Don’t waste precious time when you could know oral iron won’t be effective

Know their risk for anemia:

  • Infants and preschool children (age < 5 years)
  • Young menstruating women
  • Pregnant women (second/third trimester and postpartum)
  • Elderly persons
  • Non-Hispanic blacks or Hispanics
  • Vegetarians or vegans
  • Blood donors
  • Endurance athletes

Find out more about the Intrinsic Hepcidin IDx™ Test