AdvaCare is a CE, ISO and USFDA manufacturer of Hemoglobin System.
AccuQuik Hemoglobin Systems provide high-quality and accurate monitoring of the amount of hemoglobin in the blood. This test easily and quickly determines the level of red blood cells in whole blood. A small blood sample obtained by a small prick of the finger is required to measure red blood cell levels. AccuQuik Hemoglobin Systems contain all instruments necessary to draw and test a drop of blood at home or on-the-go.
Hemoglobin is an iron-containing protein that is found in red blood cells. It is responsible for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the body. It carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body, including vital organs, muscles, and the brain. It also transports carbon dioxide back to the lungs so it can be recirculated. Hemoglobin is made from bone marrow cells; when a red cell dies, the iron finds its way back to bone marrow and is then converted to hemoglobin. Too high and too low hemoglobin levels can cause serious problems.
High levels of hemoglobin can be caused by smoking tobacco, being affected by lung disease, or living at high altitudes. Low hemoglobin levels are not always a harbinger of illness. Pregnant women, for example, usually have a lower than normal level of hemoglobin.
Anemia is a condition that causes a lowered level of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the body. Anemia can be hereditary or caused by iron or vitamin B deficiency, a poor diet, or a medical condition. Symptoms of anemia include fatigue and irregular cardiovascular and respiratory functions. 1 out of 10 people have anemia, and its treatment can be as simple as taking an iron or vitamin B12 supplement or improving one’s diet. If symptoms still occur, or the test still indicates low levels of red blood cells, contact your doctor to discuss your test results.