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Rapid Diagnostics


  • Paper-Based Test Can Quickly Diagnose Ebola in Remote Areas
    When a fever strikes in a developing area, the immediate concern may be: Is it the common flu or something much worse that requires quarantine? To facilitate diagnosis in remote, low-resource settings, researchers have developed a paper-based device that changes color, ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Device May Detect Urinary Tract Infections Faster
    Urinary tract infections can quickly move from being a merely miserable experience to a life-threatening condition. Untreated cases may trigger sepsis, which occurs when the immune system, in an attempt to fight off the infection, inadvertently activates body-wide ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Rapid Ebola Test Could Play Key Role in Efforts to End Lingering Outbreak
    Research presented at the 2015 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo will expand on the studies that led to a fingerprick Ebola test becoming the first and only rapid diagnostic for this disease to receive approval from the World Health Organization (WHO). This test ...More
    July 27, 2015 Posted in News
  • Researchers Develop Diagnostic Test for Enterovirus D68
    Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a diagnostic test to quickly detect enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a respiratory virus that caused unusually severe illness in children last year. The outbreak caused infections at an ...More
    July 22, 2015 Posted in News
  • Researchers Develop World's Most Sensitive Test to Detect Superbugs
    Infectious diseases such as hepatitis C and some of the world's deadliest superbugs -- C. difficile and MRSA among them -- could soon be detected much earlier by a unique diagnostic test, designed to easily and quickly identify dangerous pathogens. Researchers at McMaster ...More
    July 6, 2015 Posted in News
  • Great Basin Wins NIH Grant to Develop Direct from Whole Blood Test for CRE
    The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a research grant to Great Basin Scientific and Brigham Young University (BYU), to develop a rapid molecular diagnostic test direct from whole blood for ...More
    July 1, 2015 Posted in News
  • HHS Pursues Fast, Easy Test to Detect Ebola Virus Disease Infections
    To assist doctors in diagnosing Ebola virus disease quickly, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) will pursue development of an Ebola virus diagnostic test for use in a doctor’s ...More
    June 15, 2015 Posted in News
  • New Microscope Technique Could Speed Identification of Deadly Bacteria
    A new way of rapidly identifying bacteria, which requires a slight modification to a simple microscope, may change the way doctors approach treatment for patients who develop potentially deadly infections and may also help the food industry screen against contamination with ...More
    June 8, 2015 Posted in News
  • New Chip Makes Testing for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Faster, Easier
    Tests for antibiotic resistance can take up to three days to come back from the lab, hindering doctors' ability to treat bacterial infections quickly. Now, researcher Justin Besant and his team at the University of Toronto have designed a small and simple chip to test for ...More
    May 26, 2015 Posted in News
  • New Test Could Identify Resistant Tuberculosis Faster
    The time needed to genetically sequence the bacteria causing tuberculosis (Mtb) from patient samples has been reduced from weeks to days using a new technique developed by a University College London (UCL)-led team. This could help health service providers to better treat ...More
    May 13, 2015 Posted in News