Appeared test for rapid diagnosis of viral and bacterial infections

He needed to timely and appropriate treatment. Experts from Duke University are busy working on a test to determine the source of a respiratory infection. In most cases the infection is caused by viruses, but to write off the bacteria is not worth it.

In viral infections, doctors recommend antiviral drugs for bacterial and antibiotics. Incorrect prescribing of medicines will lead to the development of the disease and complications associated with her. A new test for an hour will determine the nature of the infection so quickly today, no test system for the detection of viral or bacterial strain.

The test has an 87% accuracy. Scientists managed to carry out the test analysis at 300 patients with flu, pneumonia and Streptococcus conventional SARS. We are working on a universal version of the test for use in routine laboratory diagnosis.

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