Dipstick Technology Approved by FDA for Urinalysis at Home

I seem to have lost track of advancements in dipstick technology understanding that it is well established in such areas as pregnancy testing. Home glucose testing for diabetics, of course, is growing increasingly sophisticated with the test strips beingread by a meter. A recent article indicated that this meter technology can be replaced by the camera in a smartphone for recording and analyzing dipstick color changes when screening for kidney disease (see:FDA approves smartphone camera –based dipstick product). Below is an excerpt from the article: Healthy.io, based in Tel Aviv, Israel, has obtained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) marketing clearance for its first digital dipstick kit offering. The Dip.io is advertised on the company ’s website as having the accuracy of “the standard lab-based urinalysis analyzer.” ....The urinalysis dipstick includes 10 determinations, including indicators for possible CKD, on the strip....Dip.io home testing for protein, glucose, and blood in urine can be enormously helpful for patients.It is also a welcome tool helping improve diagnosis and awareness of chronic kidney disease....The dipstick uses “computer vision algorithms” and a “unique calibration method” to ensure accurate reading and interpretation of results, accounting for the many different smartphone cameras available and “infinite lighting conditions,” according to the company’s website.A ph...
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