This portable, battery-operated device, called the HemoCue Hb 301, was specifically designed to test anemia in pregnant women. It is rugged and engineered to withstand heat and humidity. It operates with a cuvette that pricks for blood and the analyzer which provides a readout in 10 seconds, making this device ideal for point-of-care testing in settings ranging from hospitals, blood centers or remote areas.
Tests in pregnant women in Cameroon showed that the test is very precise. Click here for distributors listed by country.
HemoCue Hb 301,
Measurement range: 0-25.6 g/dL (0-256 g/L or 0-15.9 mmol/L).
Accuracy: Correlation of 0.99 when compared to the reference method (ICSH method).