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UCLA researchers invent portable device for common kidney tests
Date:8/23/2013

ine, is accurate to within less than 10 micrograms per milliliter, according to the research, well within accepted clinical standards used in diagnosing conditions such as microalbuminuria, the excretion of albumin in urine.

The time it takes to conduct a test, including preparation of a sample using a small syringe to inject the urine into a fluorescent tube, is about five minutes. Ozcan estimates that the device for which his lab also has developed an iPhone app could be produced commercially for $50 to $100 per unit.


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Contact: Bill Kisliuk
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310-206-0540
University of California - Los Angeles
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