Bloom Diagnostics Introduces New Ignition Test to CRP . to measure

Bloom Diagnostics has: introduced its new Bloom Inflammation Test, which measures the C-Reactive Protein (CRP) in the bloodstream to detect inflammation in the body.

The Bloom Inflammation Test is designed for use by professional clinicians and enables physicians and pharmacists to rapidly measure and quantify inflammation in individuals 18 years of age and older.

Depending on the CRP levels in the sample, the semi-automatic single-use test kit gives five different classifications, ranging from normal to high-grade ignition.

It allows healthcare professionals to test for different ranges of CRP with a single drop of blood, with accurate results obtained within minutes.

The process involves taking a pinprick blood sample on a test strip, which is sent to the Bloom lab.

Cloud-based algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) technology combine the results with other information, such as medical history, lifestyle, health status and individual symptoms.

After 20 minutes, a fully encrypted response is sent via a personalized report on the Bloom app.

Tom Kupper, co-founder and chief product officer of Bloom Diagnostics, said: “Inflammation is a common symptom in many conditions and we estimate that more than half of the adult population could benefit from more frequent testing.

“Inflammation correlates with diet, exercise and medical conditions, such as diabetes and arthritis. Introducing a simple and accessible tool to measure and quantify the body’s inflammatory status could have an incredible impact.”

The company stated that elevated CRP can be caused by a variety of medical conditions, including diabetes, Crohn’s disease, arthritis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and pneumonia.

Research published by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in Bethesda found that high levels of CRP were present in half of all subjects. Research experts have stated that the concentration of the protein is an important marker of broader health problems.

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