Numerous innovations in mobile diagnostic technology, or "labs-on-a-chip," were featured at the recent annual meeting of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry in Chicago.

"Advances in smartphones and biosensors have enabled the development of 'labs-on-a-chip' that can be brought to the patient, instead of the patient being brought to the lab," said AACC officials. "This technology is creating a paradigm shift in healthcare delivery that will make it much easier for patients to undergo clinical testing and get the treatment they need, and could be especially beneficial for patients in resource-limited or remote settings who don’t have access to a hospital."

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