This excerpt taken from the APPY 8-K filed Dec 26, 2007.
The AppyScreen system is a second appendicitis screening test system which is being developed as a point-of-care test designed especially for rapid use in a physicians office. Throughout the world there is no definitive test or device in the physicians office to help them identify or rule out potential appendicitis cases from the many patients they see daily with abdominal pain. Because appendicitis is typically a 24 hour to 36 hour event from start to finish, failure to identify an appendicitis patient and sending them home versus to the hospital creates a very strong possibility of a serious life-threatening perforation (bursting) of the appendix. The rapid-screen qualitative blood test would be used by a primary care doctor to quickly screen and identify potential appendicitis patients especially children and young adults who should immediately go to the emergency room for further diagnostic work up which includes a more quantitative AppyScore blood test. We expect this point-of-care test to provide information to the doctor in less than 20 minutes.