According to the interpretation of the results of Testnord Blood Test Iron Levels, you might get three outcomes.
The first one is a positive result. The result means that the ferritin concentration in blood is normal and that there is no potential iron deficiency. A positive result means that ferritin concentration in blood is lower than 20 ng/mL and a possible iron deficiency. Ferritin is a protein that binds and stores most of the iron in the body. Neither only a minor part of the ferritin is found in blood, it corresponds to the amount of iron stored in the body.
Second – negative and means that the ferritin concentration in blood is too low. Iron reserves are insufficient. You should consult a doctor because it may be an iron deficiency anemia. f the result is negative, it means that the ferritin level is higher than 20 ng/mL and is within the norm. However, if the symptoms persist, it is recommended to consult a doctor.
Please note that the iron test kits of other producers might have different blood test iron levels.
And the last result is invalid and it arises in the case of wrong utilization or inability of the test kit. Nevertheless, the result can be incorrect if the test gets wet before the test performing or if the quantity of blood dispensed in the sample well is not sufficient. If an invalid result occurs we recommend repeating the test with a new testing device and with fresh blood.
The test is accurate and has been used for more than 10 years by professionals in the field. Evaluation reports show an overall agreement of at least 98% with reference methods. Although this test is reliable, false positive or false negative results could be obtained.