Three types of cells make up the blood in the
human body, they are red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Red
blood cells contain hemoglobin (Hb, which carries oxygen from the lungs to every
cell in the body. Oxygen provides the energy needed by all the body’s muscles
and organs. Anemia occurs when the number of red blood cells (or the Hb in them)
drops below normal levels and can no longer supply the body with the oxygen it
needs to function properly. Anemia, if not treated, can become a very serious
condition, even leading to life-threatening complications. When the number of
red blood cells in the body decreases, the heart works harder, pumping more
blood to send more oxygen throughout the body. If the heart works too hard, it
can develop a rapid heartbeat (tachycardia), and/or another serious condition
known as left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). LVH is an enlargement of the heart
muscle that in turn can lead to heart failure.
Anemia Meter is an FDA approved, hand-held, rapid response blood testing device
that accurately checks for blood hemoglobin levels. The test provides you with
an accurate, quantitative, convenient, and inexpensive way to test for possible
anemia in the comfort and safety of your home without costly physician visits
and laboratory fees. Low hemoglobin levels are associated with extreme weakness,
fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, depression, rapid heart beat, and/or
pale skin. People over 65, those who have had recent surgery, and HIV/AIDS
patients are at increased risk. Additionally, people who have kidney disease,
diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, or heart disease should check their
hemoglobin level regularly.
The BioSafe® Anemia Meter test is very easy to perform in the privacy, confidentiality and convenience of the home. There are three (3) basic steps: A blood sample is obtained through a simple finger prick using the virtually painless, spring loaded lancet provided and then deposited into the sample well of the test device, the test device is then activated by depressing the plunger on the side of the Anemia meter, and results are obtained at 20 minutes by reading the lateral scale on the test device. Results are similar to reading a mercury thermometer by determining the level at which the colored bar ends in the lateral scale test results window. A comprehensive user manual is included with each Anema Meter test kit with full color step by step graphical illustrations and instructions.
The BioSafe® Anemia Meter is now available for home or professional use in the following standard sales units. Each test kit is all inclusive and individually boxed with all the components required to perform one hemoglobin (Hb) Anemia test. The test device is single use only and should be disposed of properly after use. Professional and reseller volume discounts may apply to quantity purchases beyond the sale units listed. Contact Customer Service for volume quotations.
* All test results are preliminary only and should be confirmed with a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis