AdvaCare is a CE, ISO and USFDA manufacturer of Hemoglobin System.
Hemoglobin test strips measure hemoglobin in the blood. This test can be performed to determine levels of red blood cells with ease and in no time. A blood sample obtained by a small prick of the finger which is required to measure red blood cell levels. These test kits contain all the instruments needed to draw one drop of blood safely at home or anywhere.
Hemoglobin is the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the body’s tissues and returns carbon dioxide from the tissues back to the lungs. Hemoglobin is made up of four protein molecules (globulin chains) that are connected together. The normal adult hemoglobin (abbreviated Hgb or Hb) molecule contains two alpha-globulin chains and two beta-globulin chains. Hemoglobin is made from cells in bone marrow; when a red cell dies the iron finds its way back to the bone marrow. High and low hemoglobin level can both cause serious problems.
Higher than normal hemoglobin levels can be seen in people living at high altitudes and in people who smoke. Dehydration produces a falsely high hemoglobin measurement that disappears when the proper fluid balance is restored.Some other infrequent causes are high hemoglobin levels are: advanced lung disease (for example, emphysema);certain tumors;a disorder of the bone marrow known as polycythemia rubra vera, and; abuse of the drug erythropoietin (Epogen) by athletes for blood doping purposes (increasing the amount of oxygen available to the body by chemically raising the production of red blood cells).
Standard Monitor and Kit: Response Time: 15 Sec.; Sample: Whole Blood; Blood Amount: 10UI; Measuring Range: 4.5-25.6G/CL; Memory: 300 Results;
Power Source: 3AAA Battery; Battery Life: approx 1000 tests.
Test Strips: Sample: Whole Blood; Blood Amount: 10UI.