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15 Jan 2024

FDA Clears Menstrual Blood Testing for Diabetes Monitoring

US company [Qvin](https://qvin.com/) has received FDA clearance for its [groundbreaking Q-Pad™ and A1c Test](https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/qvin-introduces-q-pad-transforming-womens-health-with-fda-cleared-lab-testing-using-menstrual-blood-302027835.html), revolutionizing healthcare for women, particularly those with diabetes. This innovative product uses menstrual blood for testing, offering a non-invasive, convenient alternative to traditional blood draws. It enables at-home collection and analysis of key biomarkers, including blood sugar levels. The Q-Pad, developed with contributions from Stanford University researchers, also shows potential in diagnosing conditions like anemia, fertility issues, and HPV, making healthcare more accessible and cost-effective.

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