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Educational guides about Anemia, Diabetes and lactate measurement

Anemia Guides


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Anemia is the most common disorder of the blood, affecting about 25% of the global population.

Anemia and hemoglobin testing

Anemia is a condition in which the number of healthy red blood cells or the availability of hemoglobin falls below the body’s physiologic needs.

Hemoglobin testing or hematocrit testing are the main blood tests used to diagnose anemia. Anemia can be caused by poor nutrition or various diseases.

Read more about anemia and hemoglobin testing.

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Capillary sampling guide

Variability in reported hemoglobin values can be caused by a number of physiological factors like dehydration, smoking behavior or altitude, and it can be significantly affected by pre-analytical errors arising due to incorrect capillary blood sampling technique. Detailed below are some of the most common sources of error that occur that healthcare workers should be aware of.

Read more about the importance of capillary blood sampling.

Our hemoglobin analyzer range is used all over the world, in blood banks, field clinics, malnutrition and HIV programs, GP surgeries, obstetrics and maternity wards.

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Diabetes care guides


Interesting facts about Anemia

  • Anemia is a condition in which the number of healthy red blood cells or the availability of hemoglobin falls below the body’s physiologic needs
  • Hemoglobin testing or hematocrit testing are the main blood tests used to diagnose anemia
  • Timely treatment can restore personal health and raise national productivity levels by as much as 20% in developing countries

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12% of global health expenditure is spent on diabetes.2

Interesting facts about Diabetes

  • Approximately 46% of people living with diabetes are doing so without a full and proper diagnosis
  • The symptoms of diabetes are easily identified but often overlooked
  • The NICE preferred method of monitoring type II diabetes is through HbA1c measurement

Diabetes and HbA1c testing

Diabetes Mellitus is a lifelong metabolic condition in which the body becomes resistant to the effect of insulin or does not produce enough of this hormone to process glucose.

There are multiple options for the diagnosis of diabetes, most of which involve measuring the level of glycemic control a person exhibits i.e. how much glucose is present in their blood. 

Read more about diabetes and HbA1c testing.

There are currently 415 million people living with diabetes


A guide to ketosis and B-HB

The detection of ketosis is important in several clinical conditions. The most important is the detection of potentially fatal ketoacidosis in diabetics. 

These fats are metabolized in the liver and this metabolism produces chemical byproducts called ketones. The buildup of ketones can prove fatal a condition known as acidosis.

Read more about ketosis and B-HB.

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In 2015 five million people died from diabetes related complications & 12% of global health expenditure is spent on diabetes.

Our products reduce the cost of long-term healthcare of the diabetic and pre-diabetic population.

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Lactate can be used in sepsis diagnosis and also aid in monitoring post-surgical morbidity, post-cardiac event morbidity, post-transplant morbidity and in assessing patients recovering from pneumonia.

Lactate measurement uses


Lactate measurement for athletes

During high-intensity exercise, the body produces lactate faster than it can be metabolised and removed from the blood stream. This leads to accumulation of lactate in the bloodstream.

Read more about lactate measurement for athletes.

Our analyzer is used by athletes around the world for the easy and reliable measurement of lactate.

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Lactate in medical applications



Lactate in veterinary applications