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Should I stop taking Iron Bump before I have my iron levels tested?Updated 10 months ago

Taking an iron supplement immediately before getting tested for iron levels is generally not recommended, as it may affect the accuracy of the test results. In most cases, it is recommended to avoid iron supplements for a certain period before the test, typically 24 to 48 hours, to allow your iron levels to stabilize and provide a more accurate reflection of your iron status. Iron supplements can rapidly increase the iron levels in your blood, potentially leading to falsely elevated results.

It's important to communicate with your healthcare provider about any supplements you are taking or plan to take, as they can guide you on the appropriate timing and ensure accurate test results for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

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