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Mobile Diagnostics Laboratory
In order to make quick and accurate diagnosis of Infectious diseases,Hematology and Biochemistry Assays, in villages and remote areas where healthcare is non-existent, Lifeline Africa™ decided to make the funding count to the last penny by buying used Ambulances, stripping them down and customizing them completely into mobile labs (see Image). The next thing was to source a diagnostic system which would revolutionize the diagnostic
capabilities of a mobile lab as a point of testing in rural areas. This could only be possible if the diagnostic system could use capillary blood samples, is simple and quick to process ideally within minutes, it had to be a non-invasive procedure, it was ideal for pediatric diagnostics, did not require regular maintenance or servicing, did not use liquid reagents, did not produce any bio-hazardous waste and it had minimum start up and shut down times.
Most of all it should be Solar Powered or can run on DC power. We were successful in finding such a diagnostic system and retrofitting the mobile lab with the state of the art equipment.
This is the world’s only health screening package based around dry reagent technology, eliminating many of the issues faced by clinicians in some of the world’s harshest environments. Traditional haematology and biochemistry analysers use liquid reagents to test the patients sample; none of the analysers in the our Diagnostic System use liquid reagents, therefore eliminating issues relating to storage space, bio-hazardous waste and spillages. A true first world solution for third world countries.