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4 March 2016 Smartphone based point-of-care detector of urine albumin
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Abstract
Albumin plays an important role in human body. Its changed level in urine may indicate serious kidney disorders. We present a new point-of-care solution for sensitive detection of urine albumin - the miniature optical adapter for iPhone with in-built optical filters and a sample slot. The adapter exploits smart-phone flash to generate excitation light and camera to measure the level of emitted light. Albumin Blue 580 is used as albumin reagent. The proposed light-weight adapter can be produced at low cost using a 3D printer. Thus, the miniaturized detector is easy to use out of lab.
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Vratislav Cmiel, Ondrej Svoboda, Pavlina Koscova, and Ivo Provaznik "Smartphone based point-of-care detector of urine albumin", Proc. SPIE 9715, Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XVI: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics, 971508 (4 March 2016); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2212351
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