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Development and evaluation of the multi-strip reader for point of care testing

현장검사용 멀티스트립 리더기의 개발 및 평가

  • Received : 2014.02.10
  • Accepted : 2014.02.28
  • Published : 2014.03.28

Abstract

Point of care testing (POCT) is could be easily and economically performed and was widely used. In particular, the test items using immune chromatographic method has been conveniently used. But when an error occurs, we should reaffirmed the test results, but we could not reaffirm because the test line is disappeared as the time pass, and the test results are different between laboratory workers. Therefore, we developed multi-strip reader which can store images for the test results and can interpretate the test results automatically. Then we evaluated newly developed multi-strip reader for urine pregnancy test, the test results of the multi-strip reader was 100% matched with the previously results. Our newly developed multi-strip reader was convenient and economic, and will be widely used in many laboratories.

Keywords

Point of Care Testing;Strip;Reader;Diagnosis

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