'Smartphone Lab' Technology Market Boosted by ThyroMetrix USA and Holomic Partnership
Rapid and accurate thyroid testing in the palm of your hand to boost revenue for point-of-care offices
WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ThyroMetrix USA, Inc., a leading clinical thyroid testing company, today announced it has partnered with Holomic, LLC, experts in photonics-based technologies for mobile health applications, for the Holomic Rapid Diagnostic Reader (HRDR-200) for smartphones. The HRDR-200 works in sync with ThyroTest™, a Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) blood test available in the U.S. and Canada by ThyroMetrix (http://www.thyrometrix.com). Point-of-care offices will be able to increase revenue by offering instant, low cost, in-office lab results normally performed and billed by off-premise lab services.
ThyroTest, an FDA regulated and CLIA-waived rapid immunoassay test, was developed for in-office thyroid diagnosing using a single drop of blood on a small test card. When coupled with the new HRDR-200 the result is an inexpensive, robust and very portable TSH testing 'Smartphone Lab'. This technology provides fast test results with the same accuracy as popular lab testing systems, allowing medical professionals to immediately diagnose and start treatment of thyroid disorders.
Here's how it works: Place a drop of blood on the ThyroTest card and insert it into the HRDR-200, which is attached to the existing camera unit of a smartphone. The test card is then imaged under LED-based illumination in a special optical interface. Captured raw images are digitally processed through a smartphone application to reveal test results immediately.
Holomic, LLC is a finalist in the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, a global competition that identifies breakthroughs in health sensing technology. ThyroMetrix is supporting their entry in the competition by providing testing services through their ThyroScore program of which Holomic is a sponsor. Following successful trials and FDA approval, Holomic's innovative technology will be incorporated into the ThyroMetrix Diagnostic System for rapid point-of-care testing.
ThyroMetrix, Inc. was formed in 2006 to bring to the market products that can accurately and conveniently measure thyroid health. ThyroMetrix is committed to providing doctors and other medical professionals with easy and profitable in-office rapid TSH testing with the interfacing of the Holomic Rapid Diagnostic Reader and the rapid immunoassay ThyroTest.
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