Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) remains a leading cause of mortality worldwide. Myocardial infarction occurs when a diminished blood supply to the heart becomes overwhelming. This decrease in blood supply for an extended period results in irreversible damage or death. The American Heart Association recommends that all regular cardiovascular screening tests should begin at age 20. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death across the globe but also one that can be found and cured if patients take the time for screening examinations.
Breast Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women worldwide with 1 in 8 women diagnosed in their lifetime. Early detection increases the odds of survival by 36%, making our rapid test a powerful ally in the fight against breast cancer.
Ovarian Cancer often goes undetected until it has spread to the pelvis and abdomen. At this late stage, ovarian cancer is difficult to treat and is often fatal. The CDC estimates that 90% of women who get ovarian cancer are older than 40 years of age.
Cervical Cancer is typically caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) which can spread easily from skintoskin contact. “At least half of all sexually active men and women get genital HPV at some time in their lives,” and most are unaware that they are carriers. Our diagnostic screens for HPV16 and HPV18, which encompasses most cervical cancers. Fortunately, cervical cancer can be successfully treated with early detection.
Infectious diseases pose a lethal threat to a large population of the globe. Doctors are often confused by the multitude of infectious diseases with similar symptoms. Without proper diagnosis, precious resources are wasted and treatment delayed.
In Latin America, the reemergence and dramatic increase of Dengue fever claimed 1.5 million victims in 2010 alone. In the case of Malaria, an estimated 4 in 100 pregnancies are affected by the disease. Malaria infection during pregnancy can cause maternal illness and poor birth outcomes. Worldwide, 2 billion people have been infected with hepatitis B, with an estimated 1 million deaths each year from the virus and its complications. Most people who are infected with hepatitis B are unaware of their infection and can unknowingly pass the virus to others through bodily fluids. Often people become infected with the hepatitis B virus during childhood and between 5–10% of the adult population is chronically infected. These are just several examples of the many infectious diseases which plague many developing nations around the globe.
Food safety is always a concern, with contagious and often dangerous outbreaks occurring annually. Preventive testing is always the best defense against food borne illness. Patient testing is the next level of defense and aides in containing the spread of
illness. With rapid and accurate testing, healthcare workers can diagnose and treat patients faster. This decreases the risk of transmission.