Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Friday, August 8, 2014

Blood Smear App

A team has developed an app and small lens add-on that allows blood-cell analysis via a smartphone.

The team says it can detect diseases such as malaria and cancers in seconds, through so-called predictive cell counting. Users take a picture of their blood using the lens attachment, which is then sent to the app's servers, and the results are then sent back to them.

But experts warned of the difficulty of reproducing the quality of medical labs results using just a smartphone. Also in a laboratory diagnosis, there is a lot of regulation that goes on behind the scenes to make sure that your results are meaningful.

Read more:
Blood diagnosis app 'can detect diseases'

Source: BBC NEWS

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