A LOW COST LED BASED BILIRUBIN METER - Description and Evaluation of a Low Cost Spectrophotometer Bilirubin Analyzer

L. A. L. Azeka, M. S. V. de Paiva

Abstract

Jaundice is a disease caused by excessive levels of bilirubin in the blood. It is very common in newborns and mainly in premature ones. By using resources such as LEDs with high luminous intensity and light to digital photoreceptors, the present article describes and evaluates a low cost bilirubin meter (Bilimed), which measures the total bilirubin in the blood serum samples of neonates, using the technique known as direct spectrophotometry. Samples of newborns were collected and measured in the equipment. The result was compared with reference values of a commercial bilirubinometer and with laboratory analysis in order to evaluate the equipment’s performance.

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Azeka L. and de Paiva M. (2009). A LOW COST LED BASED BILIRUBIN METER - Description and Evaluation of a Low Cost Spectrophotometer Bilirubin Analyzer . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111- 64-7, pages 231-234. DOI: 10.5220/0001547702310234


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@conference{biodevices09,
author={L. A. L. Azeka and M. S. V. de Paiva},
title={A LOW COST LED BASED BILIRUBIN METER - Description and Evaluation of a Low Cost Spectrophotometer Bilirubin Analyzer},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={231-234},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001547702310234},
isbn={978-989-8111- 64-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2009)
TI - A LOW COST LED BASED BILIRUBIN METER - Description and Evaluation of a Low Cost Spectrophotometer Bilirubin Analyzer
SN - 978-989-8111- 64-7
AU - Azeka L.
AU - de Paiva M.
PY - 2009
SP - 231
EP - 234
DO - 10.5220/0001547702310234