I'm sure there are many more people other than myself who dislike hospitals, physician offices, radiology facilities among other things. Last week, I discussed laboratory mergers due to the demand of lab testing that occurs. I'm no physician but my question is, if one had the opportunity to avoid blood draws for everything from glucose, PT/INR, and let's say CBC count and CMP just to name a few would you do so? Not everyone has a job or career that they can just leave every month depending on your health and various conditions that you need to see a physician for. A visit to such a medical facility may keep you away from the office for more than just lunch time. This means that with follow-up visits and other testing for every ache and pain you will be away from work hours at a time, gosh I hope you have some understanding employers. Iatrogenic anemia or hospital anemia occurs when a patient gets anemia as a result of too much blood being taken from their veins due to lab testing. The body loses blood since it goes into a vial for testing and the oxygen carrying blood blood or hemoglobin(rbc) decreases. As the hemoglobin in the body decreases, it is said to become iron deficient because iron is needed to transport oxygen through the blood and without it abnormal heart rates, chest pain and shortness of breath occur. Medical technology is expensive and it may take some time until such testing is computerized with only a single needle poke that occurs every few days or so. With the focus or electronic lab testing, patients can have their labs that need to be done every few hours a day done by having a needle prong inserted only once during their brief hospital day. With Rolling Lab Testing a patient has a sensor that is attached to a tiny needle needle placed on top of the skin somewhere on their body. This sensor has the capability of monitoring blood levels that include CMP, CBC, hemoglobin A1C, PT/INR, thyroid and lipid testing all at once. Each prong on the needle is used for a specific test or test panel. Once this needle prong as a one time stick is placed onto the body, it provides rolling lab results for these tests electronically. This eliminates finding a vein several times a day and causing agony and discomfort to a patient. The Rolling Lab Testing Prong, is of course disposable and is only for one patient use at a time, meaning it cannot be sterilized or reused. The Rolling Lab Testing Prong is equipped with a sensor that sends test data to the Rolling Lab Testing Software for results. Such technology is crucial to have when you have patients who are elderly, very sick, handicapped and unable to tolerate constant blood draws or just difficult to draw blood from. The Rolling Lab Testing device and software is designed to un-complicate the need for many needle sticks in a single day. It can be used on patients during their hospital stay or even as an outpatient lab monitoring routine. This will enable physicians to still get paid by videoconferencing with their patients as they chat and monitor their results while a patient is at home. The Rolling Lab Testing Prong just needs to be replaced every few days to prevent infection and the great thing about it is that it does not require surgery to be implanted or put onto the body. Just clean the skin, wipe and stick. With Rolling Lab Testing a patient can be tested for the usual labs without risk of iatrogenic anemia occurring due to the lack of oxygen due to blood loss.
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