Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Sunday, September 14, 2014

POCT - Self-monitoring of Chronic Anemia

The disposable self-testing device analyzes a single droplet of blood using a chemical reagent that produces visible color changes corresponding to different levels of anemia. The basic test produces results in about 60 seconds and requires no electrical power. A companion smartphone application can automatically correlate the visual results to specific blood hemoglobin levels.

Because of its simplicity and ability to deliver results without electricity, the device could also be used in resource-poor nations.

Read more:
One-minute point-of-care anemia test shows promise in new study

Source: Georrgia Tech

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