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This Iron Deficiency rapid self-test kit from Newfoundland is for the detection of ferritin in human fingerstick blood to determine iron deficiency and possible anaemia.
- Accuracy 99%
- CE Self Test certified
- MHRA certified
- Specimen: Whole Blood
- Result Time: 5 Minutes
- Contains Single Test
Anaemia due to iron depletion, is common in children and adults of all ages, particularly in menstruating women (at least 20% suffer from iron deficiency). The main symptoms are extreme fatigue, difficulty concentrating, headache, pale skin, muscle and joint pain, weight gain, palpitations, sometimes associated with sleep disturbances, weakness, chest pain, fast heartbeat or shortness of breath.
Iron deficiency anaemia occurs when your body doesn’t have enough iron to produce haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is the part of red blood cells that gives blood its red colour and enables the red blood cells to carry oxygenated blood throughout your body. If you are not consuming enough iron (lack in diet, inability to absorb iron), or if you’re losing too much iron (blood loss, pregnancy), your body can’t produce enough haemoglobin, and iron deficiency anaemia will eventually develop.
- Mild iron deficiency anaemia usually doesn’t cause complications. However, left untreated, iron deficiency anaemia can become severe and lead to health problems, including heart failure, problems during pregnancy, delayed growth and development in children.
- Low ferritin may also indicate hypothyroidism, vitamin C deficiency or coeliac disease. Low ferritin levels are seen in some patients with restless legs syndrome, not necessarily related to anaemia, but perhaps due to low iron stores short of anaemia.
Regularly testing your Iron levels allows you the opportunity to correct them through diet and supplements. This test kit is intended to be used as a preliminary test only and repeatedly abnormal results should be discussed with a doctor or medical professional.
Certificates and Instructions for Use:
CE Self Test certification
Instructions for Use