Our Menstruating Women Panel is a simple blood test designed to measure the iron levels of a woman’s body. These tests make sure the body is maintaining proper iron levels. Low iron can lead to conditions like iron deficiency anemia. Anemia is more common in women, which can be caused by menstruation, pregnancy, or other factors. Women’s iron needs may change throughout life as women experience heavy menstrual cycles, pregnancy, postpartum, and menopause.