Do you know your nutrition status?

Key nutrient deficiencies are more common than you think and can lead to major health problems. VitaScan™ enables fast, accurate, and low-cost testing of your body's vitamins and micronutrients.

Test anywhere

Finding out your vitamin levels now can be costly, time-consuming, and confusing. With VitaScan's portable system, you can skip the hospital bloodwork and test on your own terms— at your local physician's office, clinic, or even at home.

At home

For the first time, you can test and track key vitamins and micronutrients from the comfort of your own home. Just place a single drop of blood onto the VitaScan test strip, and results are sent to your mobile phone in about 10 minutes— no doctor's appointment required!

At your doctor's

You can also have your vitamin levels tested at your local clinic. No more waiting for bloodwork to come back from the lab— VitaScan results are available in minutes, not days.

Personalized feedback

Because we don’t always make the best dietary choices, direct measurements of vitamin levels can help monitor nutrition status and make dietary adjustments to meet your personal needs. By tracking vitamin levels, you can be confident that you are doing your best to keep healthy and fit.

How it works

1. Apply one drop of blood to our custom test strip

2. Insert test strip into the VitaScan reader

3. Get results on your phone or computer in about 10 minutes

Get the complete picture

VitaScan has developed tests for many key vitamins and nutrients, including vitamin B12, vitamin D, and iron. With the VitaScan platform, you can get a complete, data-driven picture of your health.

The VitaScan Team


Li Jiang, Ph.D.


Dakota O'Dell, Ph.D.


David Erickson, Ph.D.

Board Member

Saurabh Mehta, M.B.B.S., Sc.D.

The science behind VitaScan

The technology behind the VitaScan has been developed for over 5 years by a team of engineers and medical researchers at Cornell University. This work has been featured in numerous scientific publications:

  1. Rapid diagnostic testing platform for iron and vitamin A deficiency Lu, Z., O'Dell, D., Srinivasan, B., Rey, E., Wang, R., Vemulapati, S., Mehta, S., Erickson, D. PNAS (2017)
  2. A Quantitative Point-of-Need Assay for the Assessment of Vitamin D3 Deficiency Vemulapati, S., Rey, E., O'Dell, D., Mehta, S., Erickson, D. Scientific Reports 7, 14142 (2017)
  3. Enhancing the Usability of an Optical Reader System to Support Point-of-Care Rapid Diagnostic Testing: An Iterative Design Approach Hohenstein, J., O'Dell, D., Murname, E., Zhengda, L., Erickson, D., Gay, G. JMIR 4, 4 (2017)
  4. IronPhone: Mobile device-coupled point-of-care diagnostics for assessment of iron status by quantification of serum ferritin. Srinivasan, B., O'Dell, D., Finkelstein, J. L., Lee, S., Erickson, D., Mehta, S. Biosensors and Bioelectronics 99, 115-121 (2017)
  5. A Laboratory in Your Pocket: Enabling Precision Nutrition. Mehta, S., Colt, S., Lee, S., Lee, S., Erickson, Rainer Gross Award Lecture 2016, Food and Nutrition Bulletin 38, 140-145 (2017)
  6. Mitigating the hook effect in lateral flow sandwich immunoassays using real-time reaction kinetics. Rey, E.G., O'Dell, D., Mehta, S., Erickson, D., Analytical Chemistry 89, 5095-5100 (2017)
  7. Precision nutrition — review of methods for point-of-care assessment of nutritional status. Srinivasan, B., Lee, S., Erickson, D., Mehta, S., Current Opinion in Biotechnology 44, 103-108 (2017)
  8. Two-color lateral flow assay for multiplex detection of causative agents behind acute febrile illnesses. Lee, S, Mehta, S., Erickson, D., Analytical Chemistry, 88 (17), 8359-8363 (2016)
  9. Personalized Nutrition Diagnostics at the Point-of-Need. Lee, S., Srinivasan, D., Vemulapati, S., Mehta, S., Erickson, D., Lab on a Chip 16, 2408-2417 (2016)
  10. NutriPhone: a mobile platform for low-cost point-of-care quantification of vitamin B12 concentrations. Lee, S., O’Dell, D., Hohenstein, J., Colt, S., Mehta, S., Erickson, D., Scientific Reports 6, 28237 (2016)
  11. Smartphone technology can be transformative to the deployment of lab-on-chip diagnostics. Erickson, D., O'Dell, D., Jiang, L., Oncescu, V., Gumus, A., Lee, S., Mancuso, M., Mehta, S. Lab on a Chip 14, 3159-3164 (2014)
  12. A smartphone platform for the quantification of vitamin D levels. Lee, S., Oncescu, V., Mancuso, M., Mehta, S., Erickson, D., Lab on a Chip 14, 1437 (2014)
  13. Cholesterol testing on a smartphone. Oncescu, V., Mancuso, M., Erickson, D., Lab on a Chip, 14, 759-763 (2014)
  14. Smartphone based health accessory for colorimetric detection of biomarkers in sweat and saliva. Oncescu, V., O’Dell, D., Erickson, D., Lab on a Chip, 13, 3232-3238 (2013)

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