JIITA, vol. 2, no. 4, pp221-225, Dec, 2018
The study of measure NaK ratio in urine through optical measurement
Hojong Chang 1*), Byunghun Han 1), Jisung Hwang 2), Gyuseong Cho 2), Hyunduk Kim 1)
1) Integrated Sensors Team, Institute for Information Technology Convergence, KAIST, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
2) Department of Nuclear & Quantum Engineering, KAIST, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
Abstract: Most of the foods which we eat commonly contain salt. Body changes occur when the sodium concentration in the body gets out of normal range. The action of potassium, an electrolyte, releases sodium and then it can prevent the disease. Sodium and potassium are essential substances that must be maintained in proper concentration for normal life. We can prevent abnormal concentration by measuring the figures of these concentration. The figures of these in the body can be measured through blood or urine collection and analysis. We studied the method of measuring the ratio of sodium and potassium in the urine using optical techniques applied SiPM.
Keyword: SiPM; Aptamer; Photon; Na/K ratio; Counting mode