Cue, a San Diego, USA based start-up, is developing an inexpensive diagnostic screening device for home use. Just a drop of human saliva, blood, or nasal fluid is analysed within minutes by a cube-shaped computer called the Cue. The company plans to sell the Cue for $US199, and one-time-use cartridges designed for specific uses, starting at $4 apiece, from next year. The first test cartridges are planned for testosterone, fertility, inflammation, vitamin D and influenza.
Could be a way of avoiding the risk of flu infection while visiting the doctor to check if you have the flu...