at-home diagnosticsAt-home diagnostics is about to have a major impact on healthcare systems world-wide. has just received FDA clearance to market their home diagnostic urinalysis system in the United States. It is already CE certified. For a simple explanation of the product, see this article in MedGadget.

The website also has several excellent, short videos that illustrate the advantages of their approach.

The significance here is that this product is going to open the door for similar diagnostic systems to be developed and adopted for home use. By removing the time-consuming, cumbersome and expensive process of having to go to a clinic for tests such as routine urinalysis, products such as the system have potential to reduce testing/diagnostic costs dramatically.

We have been seeing a trend for some time of healthcare moving from the hospital to the home. This trend is about to accelerate.