Novel Blood Test Could Diagnose Diseases

blood testResearchers have developed a test that will make it possible to identify diseases with no microbial cause just from a single drop of blood.

The test will make it possible to identify diseases such as autoimmune diseases, cancer, traumatic diseases and many other conditions. These are diseases with no known antigens and it is hence difficult to diagnose them.

The test produces molecular shapes referred to as peptoids to which an antibody will bind. The peptoids are attached to plastic beads which can be removed and the antibodyanalyzed. The researchers were able to test patients with HIV with a very high level of accuracy.

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