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Good News: How To Use A Home Test Kit And Smartphone To Test For Kidney Disease

Kidney related diseases are increasing globally and the sad part of it is the increasing rate in the active workforce (thus to say in the younger ones) is a serious concerning to every country. Approximately 30 million Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, nearly 90% of them do not know they have this life threatening condition.

The worrying nature of the kidney disease is that it often has no symptoms when caught in its early stages and before it manifest it becomes too late to save the affected person.

The good news is that in the year 2018, the Kidney Health Research Institute at Geisinger and announced the launch of a novel clinical trial using a smartphone-enabled home urinalysis device for chronic kidney disease (CKD) among patients especially with high blood pressure.

One of the best ways to test for CKD and assess kidney damage is a simple urine test which detects the presence of albumin. The smartphone app from enables lay users to conduct a urinalysis test at home and securely share results with their clinicians or doctors for any further direction. 

 You can visit this link to the product:

Or you can download the app on your playstore using the name to search for it.

For more information about National Kidney Foundation (NKF) kindly visit has been designed just to use computer vision, machine learning and user centric design to turn the smartphone camera into a medical device. The Smartphone urinalysis device, enables lay users to conduct urinalysis at home with no quality compromise and securely share results with their clinician or doctors conveniently as and when they want for medical advise and many more health tips.

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