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Reducing blood needed for analysis: WSJ article on Med/diagnostic startup

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Sparrowhawk, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Senior Member

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    I'm not caught breathlessly enthusing about every new Silicon Valley "technology will save us" start up -- but this one I embrace fully, as it would reduce one of the major, literal, drains I face with diagnostics: the amount of blood drawn for lab work. My record was 16 vials in one day at Kaiser, and it took me two weeks to recover. Nowadays even a few vials can set me back a week or two. So a drop of blood only, to replace all that? Sign me up!

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324123004579055003869574012.html
     
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    Crux Senior Member

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    Thanks Sparrowhawk;

    I've fainted a couple of times getting blood drawn, and it wasn't because of the creep out factor.
    A couple of clumsy phlebotomists also ruined my day. ( most have been quite good)

    This is good news!
     
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    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

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    Were tied at 16 as that is what the Mayo Clinic took. I also had a blood gas took, but that was a small amount and they have to find an vein for that. They still said everything was normal. Maybe someone can answer this one. They run one test called "Acyl - Carnitine" and it had about 15 different levels with many indicating high or low. The doctor said that was looking for genetic disorders, but mine did not match any of the disorders, so everything is normal. Has anyone ever had this test?
     
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