Anemia Test Basic
Anemia Test – Basic
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Anemia Test – Basic

20,30 (includes shipping)

Are you constantly tired, feeling faint or dizzy, or lack energy and feel like you could sleep all day? Then you could be suffering from anemia. Anemia occurs when there are too few red blood cells in the blood to carry oxygen to the body’s organs. As a result, the blood cannot bring enough oxygen to the body. With this test you can check if you have anemia.

Test for: Hemoglobin

Test mode: Finger prick test

How It Works

One

Order Your Test​

Once you have placed your order, your test kit will be delivered within days and in discreet packaging.

Two

Activate & Collect Sample

After online activation of your test kit, you can collect your sample within a few minutes and mail it back to us in the pre-paid envelope.

Three

View Results​

A certified laboratory will review your sample and your test results will be available within a matter of days.

Reviews

Andrea K.
Andrea K.
Easy
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I am very positive about the diabetes test I bought from Homed-IQ! The actual testing process is easy and the doctor's result was clear. A great solution for me. I think everyone should have access to tests like the diabetes test, because it gives a lot of information. Homed-IQ makes that possible!
Oliver W.
Oliver W.
Good Experience
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Overall experience was excellent. But the processing time was a bit long, maybe it was because I only ordered late Friday evening. The rest of the process went well.
Wendy M.
Wendy M.
Results within 48 hours
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This was my first time ordering a 'health test' online. The test was delivered within 24 hours of placing my order. It was easy to activate and ship with the shipping envelope in the box. Results were ready within 48 hours!
Mark B.
Mark B.
Easy and fast
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The test was quick and easy to do. The online support was very helpful throughout the process! Based on my first experience, I can absolutely recommend Homed-IQ!
Sandra J.
Sandra J.
As advertised
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I have done an antibody test from HomedIQ. The test was easy to take since the instructions were comprehensive and easy to understand. The results of the test were delivered within 72 hours as advertised and the website was simple to navigate. I would recommend Homediq to friends and family alike.
Stefan de V.
Stefan de V.
Fortunately, I don't have to leave the house!
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The test was delivered within a day and I thought it was all easy to do, activating the test could perhaps be a little easier. At least I didn't have to go to the doctor or take a day off from work to get my blood checked or come back to a doctor's office for the results! It's quick and easy.
Remco H.
Remco H.
Test taken within 5 minutes
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Shipping is very fast and the purchase process is well described in the supplied manual. It took me a maximum of five minutes to do. I knew it would be difficult for me to get to the doctor, especially because of COVID-19, so this was a lifesaver. It took 4 days to receive my results.
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About the Test

What is an Anemia test?

Red blood cells contain hemoglobin (Hb). This test measures the hemoglobin level in your blood. Based on the results, it can be determined whether you are anemic or not. The test consists of a finger prick test that you can perform from home. Your sample will then be examined by a certified laboratory, and you will receive the results within a few days. It couldn’t be easier!

The most common cause of anemia is iron deficiency. A deficiency of vitamin B12 and folic acid can also cause anemia. If you also want to be tested for these additional vitamins and minerals, choose our more extensive anemia test.

What is Anemia?

Many people think that anemia is caused by having too little blood, but this is not the case. Anemia means you have a shortage of red blood cells. Hemoglobin is contained in red blood cells. Hemoglobin is red and gives the blood its red color. Hemoglobin carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. It also carries carbon dioxide (CO2) through the lungs. A lack of hemoglobin can cause symptoms of fatigue, dizziness and shortness of breath.

What causes Anemia?

The most common cause of anemia is iron deficiency. In women, this is usually due to heavy periods, or during pregnancy due to higher iron needs. In old age, anemia is often due to a chronic disease. However, a deficiency of vitamin B12 or folic acid can also be the cause of anemia. This is often the case with people who are vegetarian or alcoholics, when their diet is not versatile enough. In children, temporary anemia can sometimes develop after an infection. This often goes away on its own. In some cases (1%) low hemoglobin is hereditary. The most common form of chronic anemia is thalassemia.

Symptoms

Common symptoms of anemia are:

  • Fatigue / Lethargy / Weakness
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath with any exertion
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling faint
  • Heart palpitations
  • Sweating
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Pale skin

 

Results

What does the result mean?

This test measures the hemoglobin level in your blood. The results of this test can determine whether you are anemic.

If you are pregnant, you can also do this test, but then other reference values than the values set by our laboratory apply, which correspond to the number of weeks of pregnancy. In this case, always see a doctor or midwife for interpretation of the results.

What can you do to prevent anemia?

 While many types of anemia cannot be prevented, eating healthy and varied foods can help prevent anemia. Foods to include in your diet include those high in iron (red meat, dark green leafy vegetables, legumes, bread, dried fruits, and nuts), vitamin B12 (meat and dairy products), and folic acid (dark green leafy vegetables, legumes, and whole grain ). Additionally, if you eat foods high in vitamin C (such as kiwi and orange), the intestine absorbs dietary iron better.

Go to GBHealthWatch to see which vitamins and minerals each food contains.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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According to the WHO, anemia affects more than two billion people worldwide, which is almost 25% of the total world population. In the Netherlands, anemia is less common due to, amongst other things, a balanced diet complete with iron-rich foods.

Am I at risk of getting anemia?

Anemia can occur due to not enough iron in the body, low levels of vitamin B12 or folic acid, or due to a disease/chronic illness.

Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anemia. This can occur due to blood loss after surgery or childbirth. It is also common in women who often have long and heavy periods. Women who are pregnant also need more iron.

A deficiency of iron, vitamin B12 or folic acid can occur with an inadequate diet or an absorption problem of the stomach/intestines. Certain chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or cancer can also prevent hemoglobin from being produced properly or break down red blood cells more quickly. Medicines such as the stomach tablets omeprazole and pantoprazole, as well as metformin (to treat diabetes) can cause a low level of vitamin B12 in the body, resulting in anemia.

In children, temporary anemia can develop after an infection such as a stomach flu or a cold. Another cause of anemia can be a hereditary disease such as sickle cell disease and thalassemia. These forms of anemia mainly occur in Africa and countries around the Mediterranean.

If you have any of the following chronic conditions, you may be at greater risk of developing anemia:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis or any other autoimmune disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Cancer
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis)

The signs and symptoms of anemia can be easily overlooked. In fact, many people don’t even realize they have anemia until it’s diagnosed by a blood test.

 

While many types of anemia cannot be prevented, eating healthy foods can reduce the risk of anemia. Foods you can include in your diet include those high in iron (beef, dark green leafy vegetables, dried fruits and nuts), vitamin B12 (meat and dairy products) and folic acid (lemon juice, dark green leafy vegetables, and fortified cereals).