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iCheck Iron

iCheck Iron measures iron in food

iCheck™ Iron is a state-of-the–art device. This first of its kind portable photometer determines iron quantitatively. iCheck™ Iron measures the color reaction in the reagent vial and calculates the iron content in mg Fe/L. It is used to measure Iron in vitamin premixes, flour, soy- and fish-sauce and beverages.

iCheck iLab Content

iCheck Iron with metal cap

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Battery charger and 4 rechargeable batteries

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User Manual and software on USB stick

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USB cable for data transfer to computer

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Stand for reagent vials

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Digital balance and calibration weight

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iCheck Test Kit Content

Syringe

120x

Needle (Thick)

100x

Needle (thin)

20x

Vial

100x

Additiv

20x

Technical data

SAMPLE

Analyte

Iron as NaFeEDTA, ferrous fumarate, ferrous sulfate or ferrous nitrate

Sample

Premix, flour, soy and fish sauces, corn soy blend (CSB), lipid-based nutrient supplement (LNS)

Sample preparation

For solid samples: dilution and homogenization in distilled or bottled water, optionally in 0.2M hydrochloric acid solution

Sample volume per analysis

0.4 mL (400 μL)

Concentration range

>1.5 ppm (mg/kg), samples above 12 ppm must be diluted in water or 0.2M HCl

DEVICE

Analytical method

Photometric determination of iron concentration using colorimetric reaction with bathophenantrolin

Units displayed

mg/L

Linear range

1.5 – 12.0 mg/L

Calibration

Factory set (standards included for control)

Time per analysis

60 min

Environment

20–30 °C, no direct sunlight

Accuracy at 95% confidence interval at 25°C

±7-34% (depends on the sample type)

Method comparison

Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS)

User training

1 day training

Use

Laboratory and field

Data output

Sample #, Batch #, Result, Date, Time (in transferred data)

Connectivity and data

Results are stored in the device and transferred to a PC via USB

Power source

NiMH rechargeable batteries included; AA 1.2 or 1.5V

Warranty

2 years

Device weight

0.45 kg

Device dimensions

11 x 4 x 20 cm (W x H x L)

TEST KIT

Content

100 reagent vials and 20 additive vials; 120 syringes – 1.0 mL; 100 needles – 1.6mm x 25mm; 20 needles – 0.8mm x 16mm

Chemical composition

Bathophenantrolin in organic solvent, reducing and chelating agents

Volume per reagent vial

2.0 mL

Shelf life

12 months at 20-30°C, no direct sunlight, upright

Dimension of test kit

26 x 14.5 x 16.5 cm

Disposal instructions

Hazardous waste

Optional equipment 

Manual centrifuge, 50 mL falcons, weighing dishes, reference samples

How it works

iCheck Iron is comparable
to reference methods

Scientific Publications

  1. Scientific Publications1. Laillou, A. Rapid quantification of iron content in fish sauce and soy sauce: A promising tool for monitoring fortification programs. Food and Nutrition Bulletin, vol 34, 2013

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