LuminDx is building a cutting-edge tool that promises to help general physicians better diagnose skin diseases plaguing one quarter of the world's population
Sam sees rash on lower leg
Sam is a 28-year old guy who encounters an itchy rash on his right lower leg. He goes to his primary care physician to help him resolve this rash.
The primary care physician's challenge
Upon inspecting Sam's rash, his primary care physician will determine if he should prescribe a product, refer Sam to a specialist, or do further tests.
A primary care physician's job is hard
Imagine looking at a skin issue that could be three thousand different diseases, but you've only spent 1 week in medical school learning dermatology.
PCPs are strained for time
Sam's primary care physician has 11 minutes to address all of Sam's medical concerns, and Sam is also worried about his chronic headaches and depression.
Dermatologists are hard to access
Sam's primary care physician also knows it will take Sam 3 months to be seen by a dermatologist who could instantly glance at the rash and know likely conditions.