Experimental test may quickly diagnose sepsis
(HealthDay)—A blood test that can quickly diagnose dangerous sepsis infections has been developed, according to research published in the Feb. 1 issue of Biosensors and Bioelectronics.
The experimental microelectrode device created by scientists at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland analyzes a patient’s blood and provides results in as quickly as 2.5 minutes. The small device tests for interleukin-6, a biomarker of sepsis. Current testing methods for sepsis can take up to 72 hours, CNN reported.
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