Researcher Developed Test Kits Similar To Pregnancy Test Kits For Rapid Identification Of Your Microbes: Research Study
- Post By : Microbioz India
- Source: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
- Date: 06 July, 2016
Generally detection of microbes for disease diagnosis require laboratory works and in many cases it make takes few hrs to days but now Researcher from Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft developed stick like kits similar to pregnancy test kits for rapid detection of microbes within few seconds. The method may be best used for rapid detection of allergens in future.
"The ImmuStick can even detect pathogens outside the body -- on medical devices or in hospital rooms for example. However, the technology would certainly also be of interest for testing human blood for germs or allergies," says Dr. Anke Burger-Kentischer.
According to story source:
The ImmuStick is a test strip onto which a few drops of fluid are applied. If the fluid contains pyrogens, fragments of pathogens, this is shown by a colored strip in a viewing window. First of all, human immune receptors sensitive to certain pyrogens are applied to the surface of the stick.
Story credit: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft