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Iron Deficiency Test Kit

Checks for low iron levels in the blood

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Key Features:
  • >95% accuracy
  • CE Marked and MHRA approved
  • Results in just 5 minutes
  • Self test

This easy-to-use Iron Deficiency Test Kit will help you understand whether or not you have iron deficiency, which could also indicate anaemia.

Suffering from fatigue, weakness, or pale skin? These symptoms might suggest iron deficiency, a common but easily treatable condition. Our Iron Deficiency Test Kit checks your iron levels, providing a clear path to regain your vitality. Don’t let iron deficiency slow you down; take the test and take charge of your health.

Expiry End Of February 2024

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This at-home Iron Deficiency Test Kit will let you see in just five minutes if there are low iron levels in your blood.

Iron is an essential metal in the body that helps to move oxygen through the bloodstream and aids in cell multiplication.

When people have a lack of iron in their body, the cause is worth investigating as it could be caused by blood loss through internal bleeding. Additionally, low levels of iron are synonymous with anaemia, a condition in which the body doesn’t have enough healthy red blood cells.

The symptoms of iron depletion and iron deficiency anaemia include extreme fatigue, headaches, difficulty concentrating, muscle and joint pain, weight gain, pale skin, heart palpitations and, in some cases, weakness, chest pain, shortness of breath and sleep problems.

The results of our rapid diagnostic test will be displayed in just 5 minutes. A normal result (two lines can be seen in the window) indicates a normal level of iron in the blood.

This test kit will enable you to seek out further medical advice and tests if the result comes back as ‘abnormal’. An abnormal reading – which can be seen when only ONE red line is visible (next to the letter ‘C’) – indicates that the ferritin levels in your blood are low.

This may be evidence of an iron deficiency and may also indicate the possibility of anaemia. This kit does not test for an excess of iron.

This at-home Iron Deficiency Test Kit contains everything you will need to take a blood sample from your fingertip and test it there and then.

It is not necessary to send off the sample to a laboratory.

Inside the box you will find:

  • 1 x alcohol pad
  • 1 x lancet
  • 1 x plastic pipette
  • 1 x buffer bottle
  • 1 x test cassette
  • 1 x  set of instructions

This test kit has been developed for anyone who thinks they may have low levels of iron or anaemia or who just wants to take a test as part of an overall health check.

Knowing that you have low levels of iron in your blood can be helpful in discussing what to do next with your GP. Moderate iron deficiency doesn’t normally pose a significant problem, but a more pronounced iron deficiency – which can develop into anaemia – can lead to serious long-term health issues.

These include problems during pregnancy, heart failure and delayed growth/development in children.

It is worth remembering, however, that anaemia is sometimes caused by other issues.

Specimen collection and preparation

  1. Wash and dry your hands with clear warm water.
  2. Make sure that the kit is at room temperature before starting. Open the foil pouch and take out the plastic test cassette.
  3. Pull the cap off the lancet.
  4. Use the alcohol pad provided to clean the fingertip of either your middle or ring finger.
  5. Press the orange end of the lancet against the fingertip. The tip will retract automatically and safely after use.
  6. Once your skin has been pricked by the lancet, keep your hand pointing downwards and massage the end of your finger to obtain a blood drop.
  7. Now take the dropper and place it in contact with the blood. You don’t need to squeeze the dropper – it will absorb blood automatically. Allow the blood to migrate into the dropper up to the line indicated, avoiding air bubbles if you can. Note that it may be necessary to massage your finger again if the blood does not reach the line.
  8. Next, place the collected blood into the sample well of the cassette by squeezing the dropper bulb.
  9. Unscrew the cap of the buffer bottle and add 1 drop of buffer solution into the sample well of the cassette.
  10. Start a timer and wait for the coloured line(s) to appear. The results should be read at 5 minutes. Do not interpret the result after 10 minutes.

People often use the words ‘anaemia’ and ‘iron deficiency’ interchangeably, but there is a distinction. Anaemia denotes a lack of haemoglobin which may be – but isn’t always – caused by low iron levels.

While Anaemia can be a serious problem, iron deficiency in its own right can be an issue, too. It has been linked to weakness, fatigue, concentration difficulties and poor performance both at work and during physical exercise.

Mental health experts also note a correlation in some instances between iron deficiency and depression and irritability.

Luckily, a lack of iron can often be corrected by simple dietary changes or by taking iron supplements. Iron-rich foods such as Lamb’s liver, dry red lentils and sardines may help.

However, it is important that you do follow up on a low iron reading with your GP as it could indicate something more serious such as stomach bleeding (especially in post-menopausal women), stomach ulcers and certain cancers. Even moderate iron deficiency anaemia should not be ignored.

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