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Check the level of Ferritin FER in blood to verify the iron stores.
The FER screening should be performed by all the pregnant women and regularly by all anaemic people with healthy lifestyle.
The Ferritin level in blood 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.
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.
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.