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Original Article

Analysis of Glucose, Cholesterol, and Triglyceride in Blood by a Novel Point-of-care Device: Validation and Interim Analysis

Sumalya Sen, Partha Chakraborty, Amrita Mukherjee

Keywords : Blood analysis, Digital health, Point of care testing, Remote healthcare, Rural healthcare, Telemedicine, Urine analysis

Citation Information : Sen S, Chakraborty P, Mukherjee A. Analysis of Glucose, Cholesterol, and Triglyceride in Blood by a Novel Point-of-care Device: Validation and Interim Analysis. Indian J Med Biochem 2021; 25 (1):14-18.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10054-0177

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-04-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

HaemurEx is a novel point-of-care (POC) battery-operated photo analyzer device designed for the potential clinical purpose(s). This novel device, if deployed in all primary health centers and subcenters and outreach clinics in combination with provisioning of physician consultation and essential medicine, can advance universal access to healthcare in countries like India. This device weighs approximately 500 g. It can analyze routine clinical chemistry parameters of blood and urine and transmitting them to a remote health platform which further needs validation by future studies. The validation study of this device is initiated to assess the comparability of HaemurEx with gold standards and determine the margin of error and the correction factor required to calibrate the analyzer further. In this study, glucose, total cholesterol, and triglyceride estimations were performed using HaemurEx by low-skill healthcare professionals, and the accuracy of these tests was done by comparison with the gold standard which was found to be in the range of 82–91%. HaemurEx as a screening tool has the potential to significantly impact the diagnosis and treatment of different diseases at the POC.


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