Iron Deficiency Self Test Kit

Checks for low iron levels in the blood

(2 customer reviews)

£7.99 (Ex VAT £6.66)

Feeling constantly tired, weak, or noticing pale skin? These could be indicators of iron deficiency, a common and treatable condition. Our Iron Deficiency Test Kit evaluates your iron status, paving the way for a rejuvenated and energetic life. Counteract iron deficiency effectively; start by taking our test.

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Key Features:
  • >95% accuracy
  • CE Marked and MHRA approved
  • Results in just 5 minutes
  • Self test
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The Newfoundland Iron Deficiency Home Self Test Kit offers a quick and convenient way to assess the iron levels in your blood, providing results in just five minutes.

Iron is a vital mineral that plays a crucial role in transporting oxygen throughout the bloodstream and supporting cell multiplication.

When individuals experience low iron levels, it is important to investigate the underlying cause, as it may be related to blood loss from internal bleeding. Additionally, low iron levels are often associated with anaemia, a condition characterized by insufficient healthy red blood cells in the body.

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.

With our rapid diagnostic test, you can obtain results within five minutes. A normal result is indicated by the presence of two lines in the test window, which signifies a healthy level of iron in the blood.

If the test result appears as ‘abnormal’ with only one red line visible next to the letter ‘C’, it indicates low ferritin levels in the blood. This may be indicative of iron deficiency and may also suggest the possibility of anaemia. Please note that this kit does not test for excess iron.

The Newfoundland Iron Deficiency Home Self Test Kit empowers you to take a proactive approach to your health by providing valuable insights into your iron status. If the results indicate an abnormal reading, it is recommended to seek further medical advice and additional tests. Prompt identification and management of iron deficiency can help improve your overall well-being and address any underlying health concerns.

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.

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

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