Description of Iron Ferritin Test:
- use in case of such symptoms as constant tiredness, headaches, insomnia, dizziness which is typical for anemia;
- quick immunodiagnostic test;
- result in 10 minutes;
- see the instruction for detailed information.
- 1 sealed aluminum pouch containing
- 1 plastic pipette
- 1 desiccant bag (not to be used)
- 1 test device
- 1 sterile lancet for blood sampling
- 1 instructions leaflet
- 1 dropper bottle of diluent
- 1 alcohol swab
CE certified for home use.
Anemia means a lack of blood in the body. This disorder occurs in the body when red blood cells (RBC) count decreases in the body. Red blood cells contain a proteinaceous compound bounded by iron. It is known as hemoglobin. As the name also suggest, hemoglobin is composed of two things, heme – the iron compound and globin- the protein part. The main and the foremost utility of hemoglobin in body is to carry oxygen from lungs and then supply it to the various tissues of the body. It is also responsible in imparting red color to our blood. The formation of the hemoglobin very much depends on the amount of proper and nutritive diet intake. There may also be some pathological conditions that also affects the hemoglobin formation. Normal values of hemoglobin vary from 13 to 16 mg/dl in adult male and 11 to 15 mg/dl in normal adult female. Classification of anemia: 1. Aplastic anemia: It is the condition in the body when production of red blood cells ceases. 2. Megaloblastic anemia: An anemic condition caused by vitamin deficiency specially folic acid and vitamin B12 deficiency. This condition effects the proper production of hemoglobin and the hemoglobin formed is weak in nature. This weak hemoglobin lacks the capability of carrying the oxygen properly hence leads to anemia. Iron deficiency anemia: The most common category of anemia countered world wide. It occurs due to less amount of oxygen in body due various factors like dietary, metabolic etc. Pernicious anemia: This type of anemia occur when the body is not able to absorb cyanacobalamin i.e. vitamin B12 which is extremely important in production of hemoglobin. Inherited anemia: This is a condition which is been passed on through gene in a family. The common types of the disease that are included in this category are: Sickle cell anemia: In this the cells shapes like sickle which is incapable of carrying oxygen thus depriving the body tissue from being supplied with the required nutrition and oxygen. Thalassemia: This is the condition in which codons lack the certain genes that are very essential for formation of hemoglobin. Diseased condition: Certain diseased conditions like that of kidneys, liver etc are some times responsible in the decreased production of red blood cells hence leading to anemia.
Try our Iron test to test the most common type of Anemia, iron deficiency Anemia.