Iron Deficiency Tests

Iron Deficiency Tests | Anaemia Test
Iron Deficiency Tests | Anaemia Test

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Anaemia is a reduced level of haemoglobin in the blood. Haemoglobin, (contained in the red blood cells) obtains oxygen from the lungs and carries it to all the bodys’ cells. Here it is used as fuel in the metabolism of sugar and fat to produce energy, so, when the level of oxygen in the blood is reduced, tiredness and other symptoms of anaemia result. To produce red blood cells, the body needs (among other things) iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid. If there is a lack of one or more of these ingredients, anaemia will develop.there are other anemias where serum iron (ferritin) may not be decreased. This test will not cover all of them.

What symptoms does anaemia cause?

The first symptoms will be:

  • Tiredness and poor concentration.
  • Palpitations (awareness of the heartbeat).
  • Shortness of breath and dizziness.

If anaemia is severe, angina chest pain, headaches and leg pains can occur.

Why do I need this anaemia test?

Anaemia is a common and potentially dangerous condition of the blood brought about when the body does not produce enough red blood cells. You should do this test if you think you may be anaemic. The following are common symptoms of anaemia:

  • You feel tired most of the time.
  • You look pale.
  • You don’t have as much energy as you used to.
  • Your nails break easily.
  • Dizziness
  • You feel the cold all the time.
  • You find you are short of breath.
  • Your ankles tend to swell up.
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet.

What is included in the box?

  • Device for the test,
  • Pipette and desiccant,
  • Dropper vial containing 1 ml of diluent,
  • Two painless sterile lancet for blood sampling,
  • Instructions for use
  • Please note, box displayed for this product is only for display purposes

What's required but not included ?

  • Timer

 

 View the full test instructions here

 

Principle: Chromatographic Immunoassay
Approval: CE, FDA
Specimen: Blood
Analyte: Ferritin
Cut off: 30 ng/ml
Test Sensitivity: 91.3%
Specificity: 96.2%
Accuracy: 93.8%
Country of Origin: China

1. HOW DOES THE FERRITIN TEST WORK?
Ferritin is a protein and the primary form of iron stored inside cells. An abnormal result means that the ferritin concentration in blood is lower than 30ng/ml which indicates possible iron deficiency.

2. WHEN SHOULD THE TEST BE USED?
The Ferritin Rapid Test Cassette can be performed in case of symptoms like paleness, feeling tired, headaches, faster heartbeat or shortness of breath during exercise, or in women whom are pregnant or experiencing excessive bleeding during periods. The test can be performed any time of the day, but must not be performed in case of disease, acute inflammations or in case of spleen or liver injury as you may get abnormal results even if there is no iron deficiency.

3. CAN THE RESULT BE INCORRECT?
The results are accurate as long as the instructions are carefully respected. Nevertheless, the result can be incorrect if the ferritin test gets wet before testing or if the quantity of blood dispensed in the sample well is not sufficient. The capillary dropper provided in the box allows you to make sure the collected blood volume is correct. In addition, due to immunological principles involved, there is the possibility of false results in rare cases.
A consultation with a doctor is always ecommended for such tests based on immunological principles.

4. WHAT IS THE LINE THAT APPEARS UNDER THE C (CONTROL) LINE?
When this line appears, it only means that the test has worked.

5. IF I READ THE RESULT AFTER 10 MINUTES, WILL THE RESULT BE RELIABLE?
No. The result should be read at 5 minutes after adding the buffer. The result is not reliable after 10 minutes.

6. WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO IF THE RESULT IS ABNORMAL?
If the result is abnormal, it means that the ferritin level is lower than normal (30ng/ml) and that you should consult your physician and show the test result to him/ her. Then, the physician will decide whether additional analysis should be performed.

7. WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO IF THE RESULT IS NORMAL?
If the result is normal, it means that the ferritin level is high

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Iron Deficiency Tests

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