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

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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.

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Submitted
10 Mar 2016
Accepted
22 Apr 2016
First published
11 May 2016

Lab Chip, 2016,16, 2069-2078
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Robust dipstick urinalysis using a low-cost, micro-volume slipping manifold and mobile phone platform

G. T. Smith, N. Dwork, S. A. Khan, M. Millet, K. Magar, M. Javanmard and A. K. Ellerbee Bowden, Lab Chip, 2016, 16, 2069
DOI: 10.1039/C6LC00340K

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