Iron Deficiency Test

USD $36.89

The Home Iron Deficiency Test is designed to give you a rapid indicator of the levels of Iron in your blood.

  • Ferritin iron deficiency blood test
  • Easy blood pot test kit
  • Instructions and guide
  • Mailed to you in 1-3 business days
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Description

The Home Iron Deficiency Test gives you a rapid test for 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25 (OH) D) levels in a small blood sample

Perfect for Iron deficiency is associated with many symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue, lack of energy, feeling cold, poor nails or numbness. Monitoring the Iron levels as a key marker helps to determine if taking supplements would be an important part of a health regime.

Simple & Easy

The easy-to-use testing kits are mailed immediately on purchase and should reach you within 1-3 business days. In the box, there will be full instructions provided on how to complete the sample in a fast and pain-free manner. Just a few spots of blood are required using a pin-prick lancet within the kit and you will receive results from the lateral flow cassette.

Perfect for

Monitoring a person’s iron levels on a regular basis can prevent untreated symptoms from getting worse. Symptoms can include fainting, headaches, faster heartbeat, weakened immune system and paleness.

 

What is tested in the Home Iron Deficiency Test

Ferritin is a blood protein that contains iron. Our home ferritin test helps you understand how much iron your body is storing and if you have iron deficiency.

Ferritin levels less than 30ng/mL indicates and Iron Deficiency or Insufficiency.

The test provides results based on Normal or Abnormal/Deficient basis. Deficient results can then be used to request a secondary test or consult further medical advice.

What’s included in the Home Iron Deficiency Test

1 x Test cassette
1 x Single-use buffer
1 x Sterile lancet
1 x Instructions
2 x Alcohol pad
1 x Capillary dropper

Note: You will require a method of timing the process.

Ferritin is a large spherical protein consisting of 24 noncovalently linked subunits with a molecular weight of approximately 450 KD. One molecule of ferritin is capable of binding between 4000 and 5000 atoms of iron, making ferritin the major iron storage protein for the body (1). The concentration of ferritin is proportional to the total iron stores in the body, resulting in serum ferritin concentrations becoming a diagnostic tool in the evaluation of iron status.

In most normal adults, serum ferritin concentrations vary with age and sex. There is no sex difference until the onset of puberty, at which time ferritin concentrations rise, particularly in males. There is a significant positive correlation between age and serum ferritin concentrations in females but not in males (1-2).

Patients with iron deficiency anaemia have serum ferritin concentration of approximately one-tenth of normal subjects, while patients with iron overload (hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis) have serum ferritin concentrations much higher than normal. Studies also suggest that serum ferritin provides a sensitive means of detecting iron deficiency at an early stage (2).

References:

1) McPherson RA, Pincus MR eds: Henry’s Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 21st ed. Elsevier Saunders; 2007:506
2) Cappellinin MD, Lo SF, Swickels DW: Hemoglobin, iron, bilirubin. In: Rafai N, Horvath AR, Wittwer CT, eds. Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics. 6th ed. Elsevier Saunders; 2018:719-775

What items does this test for?

  • Our home testing kit has been validated against industry standards with a 100% correlation.
  • CE approved sample kit.
  • Results do not substantiate a medical diagnosis on their own but may be used by your doctor to help form a diagnosis or request a secondary analytical test.
  • It is possible that technical or procedural errors or other interfering substances in the whole blood specimen may cause erroneous results.
  • >97% reproducible results.

Important

All information in the reports produced is intended to support nutritional advice to optimise your diet. The results cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure medical/health conditions.

Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health provider if you have a medical condition and/or medical symptoms. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it.