Hemoglobin Test

Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to organs and tissues, transporting carbon dioxide away so it can be expelled back out through the lungs. This protein has a very important role, and as a result, it is essential that it remains at a healthy level within the body.

Low hemoglobin means a patient is anemic. Various causes can lead to many different types of anemia, and these can vary from iron deficiency to liver disease. Follow-up tests can determine the type, cause and recommended treatment plant. A higher-than-normal hemoglobin level, for example, could indicate Polycythemia vera, dehydration or that the patient lives at a high altitude, to name a few. Bottom line, if the body’s hemoglobin level is below or above normal, the hemoglobin test results should be evaluated — along with other tests — to determine how best to bring the hemoglobin level back within the normal range.

In order to perform an accurate test, you will need a reliable device. The AimStrip Hb Test System Starter Kit is easy to use and always gives accurate readings thanks to its automatic and factory calibration. You can simply insert the test sample and read results in fewer than 15 seconds. With such quick results, a $3.31 total reimbursement can quickly add up to profits for your practice.

Glaucoma Testing

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. An elevation in eye pressure can lead to damage to the optic nerve. This pressure is caused by a buildup of a fluid that flows within the eye, which typically drains. While glaucoma usually affects older adults, those who are at risk should be tested regularly. Because the most common form of glaucoma often comes without any warning signs, regular screenings are necessary for detection and treatment.

Measuring intraocular pressure is most efficient way to detect glaucoma. Patients will prefer this new kind of glaucoma testing because it does not require that pesky puff of air common to previous tests. The Diaton Tonometer Glaucoma Screening Device simply measures pressure over the eyelid. Patients with contact lenses can even keep their lenses on. This non-invasive technique eliminates any risk of infection or scratching of the cornea. Without any need for numbing drops, no recovery time is needed. Your patients will be able to walk out of your office just as easily as they walked in.

This test takes a mere two minutes to conduct and brings in $63.76 in reimbursements. Because it doesn’t require any disposable equipment, there is no recurring cost with each test administered. The entire reimbursement can go right back in your practice to fund more amazing devices and equipment. Browse the inventory of Medical Device Depot to see if your practice needs any other items to better serve your patients.

The Necessity of Fetal Monitoring

Whether you oversee a hospital, doctor’s office or prenatal care center, your practice can provide better care with a fetal monitor on hand. While this device is vital during labor, it is also useful for monitoring the health of the unborn baby while he or she is still in the womb. To do so, the device’s electrodes are placed on the belly to record the baby’s heart rate and measure the mother’s contractions. If certain changes are detected in the fetal heart rate, then doctors can move to treat the underlying problem before or after delivery.

If a mother in labor receives an epidural, faces complications or requires oxytocin to induce labor, a continuous fetal monitor is required during labor and delivery. Depending on your practice, you may even choose to have all mothers use a continuous fetal monitor despite risk factors.

With this 30-minute test, your practice can earn back $48.72 in reimbursement. And because all parts are reusable, you don’t have to pay any recurring fees for subsequent uses. The Advanced Antepartum Fetal Monitor BT350, which can be purchased through Medical Device Depot, is a top-of-the-line monitor. It is available in LCD or LED displays with memory to save 450 hours of patient data. Additionally, this device can be used for a single fetus or twins, making it a great addition to your medical office.

A Hassle-Free Overnight Oximetry Test

There are a number of reasons doctors and nurses would need to monitor the blood oxygen saturation of a patient’s limbs during rest, including during or after sedation, monitoring lung medicines, after increased activity levels, or in the cases of sleep apnea, pneumonia or heart attacks. While the list goes on, most doctors can agree that an oximetry test is useful to have on hand. The SPO 7500 measures blood oxygen saturation levels and heart pulse rate through a wearable device, much like a watch, which keeps big machines out of the equation.

This simple test can be administered while the patient sleeps, and unlike other overnight oximetry monitors, this wrist oximeter is barely noticeable. In fact, the unit sits comfortably on the patient’s wrist, so long leads and wires won’t get tangled. When the patient awakes, the data can be transferred easily to your system using the USB Data Transfer Cable. Not only is this process is quick, but all the readings are stored for 80 hours. This means you have some flexibility and can wait awhile to transfer the patient’s data in case more pressing concerns demand your attention.

Because this test does not cost anything to run time after time, your practice will yield $24.72 in total reimbursements each time you administer it. A little boost to your revenue will help everyone at your practice sleep a little more soundly as well.

Skintact Pediatric Resting Electrodes

An electrocardiogram (EKG) test can be a life-saving tool for patients of all ages. The device searches for irregularities by monitoring the electrical activity of the heart. Whether a patient is young or old, this test is the best way to monitor heart health. While some people believe that testing children requires a different type of EKG altogether, it does not. You can use the same device, and all you need to do is simply switch out the electrodes at the end of the leads.

Skintact Pediatric Resting Electrodes are the perfect size and offer impeccable signal tracing on diagnostic resting EKGs. These disposable electrodes are much more sanitary than re-usable suction cups, and they also secure better thanks to the adhesive hydrogel, which feels soft but sticks extremely well to the patient’s skin. You won’t have to worry about them slipping off or feeling sticky and tight on the skin, as they are designed for maximum patient comfort.

The Skintact Pediatric Resting Electrodes are all your practice needs to switch your EKG machine over to a child-friendly device. These electrodes come in a variety of shapes, and they are all PVC and Latex-free to avoid allergens. If you are interested in investing in some child-safe electrodes, visit Medical Device Depot to buy a box today.

Mononucleosis Test

Also known as the kissing disease, mononucleosis is transmitted through saliva, coughing or sneezing. This virus typically affects young adults and adolescents, but it can affect any age group. While mono shows common symptoms like fatigue, sore throat, fever, swollen lymph nodes, swollen tonsils and headache, the most effective diagnostic test is a Mononucleosis Rapid Test. The virus has an incubation period of approximately four to six weeks, with symptoms subsiding within a couple of weeks.

This tests gives results within 8 minutes and earns $7.06 back in reimbursements every time it is run. It works by detecting mononucleosis heterophile antibodies in whole blood, serum or plasma, and the type of sample used does not change the reimbursement amount. If heterophil antibodies are present, the blood sample clumps. With 99.9% sensitivity, the Accutest Infectious Mononucleosis Rapid Test Device available at Medical Device Depot is a reliable test.

If you want fast results, check out the rest of the selection of reliable devices at Medical Device Depot to outfit your practice with testing tools that bring revenue back to your practice.

H. Pylori Test

As a medical professional, you know there are good bacteria and bad bacteria. While healthy bodies thrive when good bacteria are present in the gut, undetected bad bacteria can pose quite the risk. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is just one type of bad bacteria that can hide in the digestive tract. If left undiagnosed and untreated, the bacteria can cause ulcers in the lining of the stomach or the upper part of the small intestine. In some cases, the infection can even lead to stomach cancer.

Fortunately, patients who exhibit symptoms of ulcers, such as bloating, nausea, vomiting or lack of appetite, can undergo a quick test to diagnose this infection. This simple blood test costs $3.68 for the disposable parts and lasts approximately 3-7 minutes. When the test is complete, your practice will earn back $17.66 in reimbursements. The Accustrip H. Pylori Rapid Test is a reliable option for fast results. This test is a rapid lateral flow, qualitative immunoassay, which is intended for use at point-of-care facilities for detection in human blood or serum.

If you are searching for an H. Pylori Test Immunoassay for infectious agent antibodies, look no further. Medical Device Depot has the perfect disposable test, which will continue to bring money to your practice with each use.

When to Administer a Hypothyroidism Test

Hypothyroidism is difficult to detect in its early stages because it may be attributed to any number of reasons for weight gain or fatigue. But as it progresses, forgetfulness, a sluggish mind, depression and hoarseness can all serve as red flags. Hypothyroidism prevents the thyroid gland from producing enough of certain hormones, which are needed in order to balance the chemical reactions in the body. This can be caused by medication, auto-immune disease, treatments for hyperthyroidism or radiation therapy. Women over the age of 60 are especially susceptible.

Because hypothyroidism is more common among older women, your practice may choose to screen for the disorder during routine annual physicals. Some practices also recommend that pregnant women are tested. If left untreated, hypothyroidism can cause a number of health problems, such as obesity, joint pain, infertility and heart disease.

If patients complain of symptoms or you notice an increase in any of them, a hypothyroidism test should be administered. You can purchase the Accutest THS Rapid Test for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone through Medical Device Depot at $200 for a box of 20 tests. This simple and essential screening test earns in $23.69 in reimbursement to help mitigate its overall cost. The patient will know within 10 minutes if his or her TSH is elevated, and with 98.5% sensitivity and 96.9% specificity, this is a reliable and accurate test that you and the patient can trust.

Measure Health with a Bone Densitometer

When a patient is at risk for osteopenia or osteoporosis, a bone densitometer scan can quickly tell you whether there is reason for concern. Doctors typically scan spines, hip, forearms and other bones to determine the amount of mineral matter per square centimeter to assess fracture risk. This is a low-maintenance test that doesn’t require much preparation on behalf of the patient. The only exception is that patients should not take calcium supplements or drugs that contain calcium, such as Tums, during the 24 hours prior to the test, as the calcium levels will alter the readings.

The dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scan is over in 15 minutes, exposes the patient to minimal radiation and requires only that the patient lie on an exam table. Previously, osteoporosis could be detected only after a patient broke a bone. By that time, of course, the bone density was already very low. By detecting bone density early, patients can take measures to avoid breakage. Test results are typically available within 24 hours, and after all is said and done, this scan will earn your practice $27.94 in reimbursements.

The MiniOmni Bone Densitometer is a great option for this test. The handheld scanner is easy to use and can be brought to your patient no matter where he or she is. This scanner offers an effective alternative to the traditional dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scan, especially in cases where x-ray exposure should be avoided or the DXA scanner is unable to travel to the patient. This non-invasive and radiation-free option will delight your patients and still get you answers.

Pinpoint Pain with Nerve Conduction

Complaints about pain are very common in doctors’ offices around the world. From injury to old age, pain can either creep up or fall like a heavy blow throughout one’s life. The problem, however, is that these complaints are difficult to substantiate. Pain is often subjective and hard to pinpoint, so addressing the root cause can be quite the challenge without the right tools.

One specific tool can help identify a patient’s degree of pain and even its cause. With a neural scanner, your doctors will be able to pinpoint the root cause of the following examples of discomfort:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Migraine pain
  • Hand pain
  • Foot pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Acute pain
  • Post-op pain

Because pain is such a common complaint, it is important that your office is able to address it properly when working with patients. Simply putting a Band-Aid on symptoms without addressing their root cause should be avoided. With a neural scanner, your practice will have a proper way to address and mitigate pain. And after a simple 20 to 25 minute test that costs $2 for replacement parts, your practice will earn $250 in reimbursements. When it comes to helping patients and your practice, investing in nerve conduction will be one of the easier decisions you make all year.