Anaemia self-test: FerritineCHECK
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FerritinCHECK© is intended as an aid in the detection of iron deﬁciency.
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Iron deﬁciency is caused by insufﬁcient dietary intake and absorption of iron, or iron loss from bleeding (for example, menstrual bleeding, abnormal bleeding or ulcers), also during pregnancy or growth phase, and has serious health consequences. Fatigue, headache, pallor, strong heartbeats or shortness of breath are all possible indications of an iron deﬁciency. Iron deﬁciency prevalence is highest among young children and women of childbearing age. It is important that current body iron stores are sufﬁcient. Iron is stored a protein complex called Ferritin. Hence, Ferritin in the human blood serum is a laboratory marker of the total amount of iron stored in the body.
FerritinCHECK© is intended as an aid in the detection of iron deﬁciency. When the blood sample is mixed with the sample dilution buffer and applied to the sample well, it reacts with the speciﬁ c anti-Ferritin antibodies coated gold particles. The mixture migrates along the membrane through capillary force. Once the mixture with coated particles reaches the test region, it will be captured by the specific anti-Ferritin antibodies immobilized on the membrane in the test line region, forming a color line. The presence of a colored line in the test position (T) indicates a negative result (no iron deﬁ ciency). The ﬁnal diagnosis must be conﬁrmed by the physician.
Ferritin CHECK when compared with reference method gives a sensitivity of 97.6%, a speciﬁcity of 96.9% and an accuracy of 95.2%.
Ferritin levels in healthy people are usually between 15 ng and 300 ng/mL.
FerritinCHECK detects a Ferritin concentration of 20 ng/mL and higher with a negative result (no iron deﬁciency).
The package contains:
- 1 test cassette in sealed pouch
- 1 pipette
- 1 glass capillary tube in a protective container
- 1 solution bottle with sample dilution buffer
- 1 safety lancet
- 1 alcohol pad
- 1 bandaid
- 1 instructions for use
Additionally required, not provided in this package:
- 1 timer