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Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by sophie13e, Jun 13, 2000.
What is a diagnostic kit? How much do they cost? ANy advice about purchasing one? Thanks in advance
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.
lol you're clearly very good at your job...
I'm sure OP is still in the market after 15 years...