Ever have vial after vial of blood taken for tests? How about the frustration of having even more vials drawn for additional tests later? Imagine having only one drop of blood drawn, which can be tested and retested multiple times, all for a fraction of the current cost.
Business Insider has an article about Elizabeth Holmes, 30, the youngest woman and third-youngest billionaire on Forbes' richest American list. She dropped out of college to found Theranos, a startup company that has a new way of testing blood. Theranos states not only do they need less blood, but also the test results can be back within 4 hours. Plus, the costs are much less - a typical $2000 fertility test is only $35 from Theranos.
At rhee plastic surgery, we refer many patients for pre-procedure blood testing, which can be onerous and time-consuming. This futuristic technology can't come too quickly for all of us!