The blood tests are nightmare for the children and adults as well. For some people, even the thought of thrusting a needle into their skin sparks the wave of fear. The lengthy blood tests which take forever to conclude result keeps patient in danger by delaying the treatment. The scientists have been successful in finding out simple solution for the same. The new method will give complete viral infections history of a patient through just a single drop of blood.
So no need pump out bottles of blood to test next time. The best part about this test is that it shows doctor complete name list of infected viruses along with ongoing infections within the cell. The diagnosis is possible even when the patient is not showing the symptoms of the virus. This ground breaking technology can totally change the way we conduct virus tests. The viruses like HIV or hepatitis C can be carried by a patient without even a single symptom for years. Technologies like this will help in early detection and quick treatments of such dangerous diseases.
Boston Based Stephen Elledge from Brigham and Women’s hospital, the institute where the research was conducted informed that many times doctor guess the virus as per the symptoms seen and look for that in a blood. This trial and error method wastes significant amount of time, which may save life. The cost of single test is $25, which is the combination of synthetic biology and rapid gene sequencing. Around 1000 types of human viruses will be scanned in a single test