Testing for Chlamydia — With A Smartphone?
In the age of the smartphone, where hookups can happen in a flash, one app may actually be making dating a little safer.
A first-of-its-kind smartphone test for chlamydia that can detect the disease with high accuracy is scheduled to be presented at the 2015 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) annual meeting.
It is hoped that this test will reduce the prevalence of chlamydia by making screening easier and more affordable.
“A lot of these technologies are confined to being used in centralized lab settings,” said study co-author Dong Jin Shin, a PhD student at Johns Hopkins University, in a press release. “If we’re able to bring molecular diagnostic technology closer to the clinic and deliver accurate results to clinicians sooner, then we’ll be able to improve our standard of care for patients with chlamydia while also saving costs.”
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