Monthly Archives: January 2016

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.