Smartphone Accessory Could Diagnosis HIV, Syphilis in 15 Minutes

February 5, 2015 5:01 AM

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(Photo : Columbia Engineering) Smartphone dongles performed a point-of-care HIV and syphilis test in Rwanda from finger prick whole blood in 15 minutes, operated by health care workers trained on a software app.

Engineers at Columbia University have developed a low-cost smartphone accessory for rapid diagnosis of infectious diseases at point of care.

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