Researchers develop point-of-care HIV test

03/20/2013 | DARKDaily.com

A team at Columbia University in New York has developed a point-of-care HIV test that can yield clinical laboratory-grade results in 15 minutes using whole blood taken from a finger prick. The test is designed to automatically transmit and synchronize findings with cloud-based electronic records. The test was designed for use in remote areas in developing countries, researchers said. The device was tested on more than 200 samples of serum, plasma and whole blood taken from patients with HIV, according to a study in the journal Clinical Chemistry.

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