Anaemia / Iron Deficiency Test 4.67 out of 5 (3 customer reviews) £8.99 Anaemia / Iron Deficiency Test quantity Add to basket SKU: HEA042 / A3D Categories: Anaemia, Home Health Tests, Prima Description Reviews (3) 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. CONTENT 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. 3 reviews for Anaemia / Iron Deficiency Test 5 star66%4 star33%3 star0%2 star0%1 star0%Powered by Customer Reviews Plugin 4 out of 5 Sam J – October 1, 2015 Test kit arrived within 24 hours of ordering. Instructions for the test were easy to follow and clear. It was a bit tricky drawing enough blood for the test using the lancets that come with the test kit, but I got there in the end. Test gave me a positive result, verifying what I had expected. Now going to book an appointment with my GP to follow up. Was this review helpful to you?YesNo 5 out of 5 Kate (verified owner) – February 2, 2016 Easy instructions to follow. A little hard drawing the blood but managed in the end. Results confirmed what I had thought. Was this review helpful to you?YesNo 5 out of 5 Marilyn H. (verified owner) – October 30, 2019 Have previously ordered tests from ZOOM to confirm my anaemia (saves waiting weeks for GP appointment) yet again my recent test indicated what I had already guessed. I ordered two tests so that I can retest in about three weeks time. The last time I did the retest after three weeks of taking supplements it indicated normal. Easy to use. Was this review helpful to you?YesNo Add a review Cancel replyYour rating Rate… Perfect Good Average Not that bad Very poor Your review *Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.