(HealthDay) – A blood test that was diagnosed with dangerous sepsis infections was rapidly developed, according to research published in the February 1 edition of Biosensors and Bioelectronics.
The experimental microelectrode device created by scientists at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland analyzes the patient's blood and gives results as soon as 2.5 minutes. The small device is tested for interleukin-6, a sepsis biomarker. The current testing methods for sepsis can take up to 72 hours, CNN reported.
"The implications for this are huge, and the ability to give an accurate antibiotic at the right time to the patient is amazing," says study author Dr. David Alcorn, Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, Scotland, CNN reported.
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