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With your smartphone, you can have an in-home health lab with Cue

0. phoneArena posted on 15 Jun 2014, 21:28

If you've ever watched one of those television medical shows, like House, or ER, you know how important the lab is in diagnosing a patient. Usually, you hear a Doctor reciting a litany of alphabet soup. "Get me a CBC, with ANA and C-Ancha," and don't forget every one's favorite, the tox screen. Starting next year, you will be able to conduct your own tests using blood, saliva or nasal fluids, using Cue...

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posted on 15 Jun 2014, 22:19

1. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

Seems like a potentially very useful invention, especially if they can expand it to screen for harmful diseases such as hepatitis. There is probably a good market for a STD testing module as well.

posted on 15 Jun 2014, 23:18

2. SPASE (Posts: 228; Member since: 03 May 2013)

Sounds very helpful for ALL parties.
just a thought,,, would the company be able to collect DNA and/or medical conditions and sell them to agencies, insurance, Gov departments etc ?
Just a thought :)

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 00:09

3. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

Selling health data is pretty much the business model for all these sorts of companies.

For Cue's app, I would use an older tablet or phone that has data disabled.

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