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Lab Chip. 2013 Apr 7;13(7):1282-8. doi: 10.1039/c3lc41408f.

Cost-effective and rapid blood analysis on a cell-phone.

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Electrical Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.

Abstract

We demonstrate a compact and cost-effective imaging cytometry platform installed on a cell-phone for the measurement of the density of red and white blood cells as well as hemoglobin concentration in human blood samples. Fluorescent and bright-field images of blood samples are captured using separate optical attachments to the cell-phone and are rapidly processed through a custom-developed smart application running on the phone for counting of blood cells and determining hemoglobin density. We evaluated the performance of this cell-phone based blood analysis platform using anonymous human blood samples and achieved comparable results to a standard bench-top hematology analyser. Test results can either be stored on the cell-phone memory or be transmitted to a central server, providing remote diagnosis opportunities even in field settings.

PMID:
23392286
PMCID:
PMC3594636
DOI:
10.1039/c3lc41408f
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