Elizabeth Holmes: Youngest self-made female billionaire revolutionizing health care - CBS News
Little is known about how Theranos’ [blood] tests work, which has raised concerns about putting diagnostic results in patients’ hands without doctors present.
Nevertheless, her company is now valued at close to a whopping $10 billion.
“It’s a really important area,” said Holmes. “When people get a lab test done, traditionally, in order for that lab test to be paid for, you have to have a symptom so the doctor can write in a code on the lab form. But if you can drop the pricing really low, then all of a sudden preventative testing can start to become possible.”