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Smartphone App That Detects Urinary Tract Infections Could Save NHS Millions

A new smartphone app that can help women check if they have a urinary tract infection, without having to see a doctor, could save the NHS millions of pounds.

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Women are to be offered a Dip UTI test – the standard dipstick urine test used by GPs – with a smartphone app that can accurately scan the sample by following the instructions given by a virtual nurse. Once the dipstick has been dipped into the urine, it is then placed on a colour board which is used as a reference point by the smartphone camera to detect any colour changes that might indicate a bacterial infection.

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One Reply to “Smartphone App That Detects Urinary Tract Infections Could Save NHS Millions”

  1. Really interesting article, thanks for adding Emma Lawrence

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