A review on methods and devices to determine body iron status

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Abstract

Despite the importance of iron for human body, the lack of iron as well as excess iron will lead to various health issues. Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world responsible for a staggering amount of ill health, lost productivity as well as premature death. Iron overload causes iron toxicity leading to organ dysfunction such as damage in liver, heart and central nervous system. Detecting iron status at early stage is of paramount important especially in poor countries that have limited access to sophisticated laboratory diagnosis. Real-time measurement is always a hurdle due to time consuming and costly equipment required. This review discusses the methods and devices used to determine the body iron status. It also explores the perspective for the development of low-cost body iron reader.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-77
Number of pages6
JournalResearch Journal of Biotechnology
Volume13
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01 Apr 2018

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Iron
Equipment and Supplies
Health
Premature Mortality
Iron Overload
Clinical Laboratory Techniques
Human Body
Neurology
Malnutrition
Time measurement
Liver
Toxicity
Central Nervous System
Productivity
Costs and Cost Analysis
Costs

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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A review on methods and devices to determine body iron status. / Azrina, Talik Noor; Yap, Boon Kar; Feng, Lim Wai; Krishnan, Prajindra Sankar; Nasser Al-Kahtani, Ammar Ahmed; Ahmed Al-Haiqi, Ahmed Mubarak; Lai Mei, I.

In: Research Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 13, No. 4, 01.04.2018, p. 72-77.

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