Novel Blood Collection and Diagnostic Technology

A new blood test may replace the traditional tourniquet-and-blood draw. Instead of needles and vials, a single finger prick blood is placed in a specialized nanocontainer and processed at a specialized laboratory. It can be used for a range of assays, from standard cholesterol checks to sophisticated genetic analyses, and results can be returned to the physician within a few hours, at a fraction of the cost of traditional blood testing methods.6


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