Anaemia / Iron Deficiency 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. This tests checks the levels of Ferritin (FER) in blood in order to verify the iron stores.
WHY SHOULD I PERFORM THE IRON DEFICIENCY TEST?
The Ferritin level in blood gives is useful in detecting iron store depletion as the concentration drops to very low values. As iron deficiency develops, iron stores are depleted before anaemia becomes apparent. The FER screening should be performed by all the pregnant women and regularly by all anaemic people with a healthy lifestyle.
Checking the normality of the FER value is a very good tool for verifying the iron deficiency anaemia and eventually taking the required preventive actions.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The 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.
1) The sample is a blood drop taken with the painless sterile lancet contained in the box.
2) Obtain a big drop of blood by squeezing the finger.
3) Put the drop of blood on the indicated point on the device.
4) Add the diluent, wait for 10 minutes and read the result.
1 device for the test, 1 pipette and desiccant, 1 dropper vial containing 1 ml of diluent, 1 painless sterile lancet for blood sampling, instructions for use.