Robust dipstick urinalysis using a low-cost, micro-volume slipping manifold and mobile phone platform.

TitleRobust dipstick urinalysis using a low-cost, micro-volume slipping manifold and mobile phone platform.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
JournalLab on a chip
Volume16
Issue11
Pagination2069-78
Date Published2016
ISSN1473-0197
Abstract

We introduce a novel manifold and companion software for dipstick urinalysis that eliminate many of the aspects that are traditionally plagued by user error: precise sample delivery, accurate readout timing, and controlled lighting conditions. The proposed all-acrylic slipping manifold is reusable, reliable, and low in cost. A simple timing mechanism ensures results are read out at the appropriate time. Results are obtained by capturing videos using a mobile phone and by analyzing them using custom-designed software. We show that the results obtained with the proposed device are as accurate and consistent as a properly executed dip-and-wipe method, the industry gold-standard, suggesting the potential for this strategy to enable confident urinalysis testing in home environments.

URLhttps://doi.org/10.1039/c6lc00340k
DOI10.1039/c6lc00340k
Short TitleLab Chip
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