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This home use Iron blood test (anaemia test) kit measures the concentration of ferritin (iron) in the blood.
This is useful in because as an iron deficiency develops the stores of iron in the the blood become depleted before anaemia sets in when the concentration drops to very low values. Detecting iron store depletion early with our Iron Blood Test kit means you may get early treatment and effectively avoid anaemia developing.
The anaemia test is based on an immunochromatographic reaction correlated to the reference laboratory test. The cut-off is calibrated at 20 ng/mL according to the international standard.
A low blood iron level is very common and is the most common cause of anaemia. In women it is frequently caused by heavy menstrual periods. There are, however, many other causes of low blood iron levels such as bleeding into the gut (a common cause in older people) so if you suspect you may have an iron deficiency or that you may have anaemia clearly this test will be useful to you.
Many people who have iron deficiency or anaemia will only display a few signs or symptoms of the condition.The most common of these symptoms include tiredness, lethargy (a lack of energy) and shortness of breath.
Sometimes a low iron level can be dealt with by making modifications to your diet but you should always consult your doctor to find out the underlying cause.
Please follow the manufacturers instruction carefully and if you have any concerns regarding your health consult your doctor.
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