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New Test Diagnoses Lyme Disease Within 15 Minutes

October 22, 2019 8:53 AM | Anonymous

 Current testing for Lyme disease, called the standard 2-tiered approach or the STT, involves running two complex assays (ELISA and western blot) to detect antibodies against the bacterium, and requires experienced personnel in a lab, and a few hours to carry out and interpret. A team led by Sam Sia, professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has developed a rapid microfluidic test that can detect Lyme disease with similar performance as the STT in a much shorter time—15 minutes.

Taken from NE IPM Center News and Events Roundup 10/18/19 

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