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Diagnostic Kits

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by sophie13e, Jun 13, 2000.

  1. sophie13e

    sophie13e Junior Member

    Apr 5, 2000
    What is a diagnostic kit? How much do they cost? ANy advice about purchasing one? Thanks in advance
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  3. Billie

    Billie An Oldie but a Goodie... 10+ Year Member

    Nov 30, 1998
    Cleveland, OH
    Hi Sophie,
    A diagnostic kit has an otoscope and opthalmoscope in them. They also have extras, like a nasal speculum or maybe a bulb to attach to the otoscope to blow puffs of air into the ear canal to test the tympanic membrane. These kits can run 300-400 dollars, though I got a used one MUCH cheaper.

    The same with blood pressure cuffs. My school's book store was selling elaborate sets for over a hundred dollars. I got a very simple one off a nursing web site for less than $25. I didn't want to spend that kind of money for something I would use very little. I have mostly only used mine during my first two years, in the physical dx classes.

    Good luck

  4. Jagon

    Jagon Banned Banned 2+ Year Member

    Apr 19, 2015
    lol you're clearly very good at your job...

    I'm sure OP is still in the market after 15 years...

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