Thursday, 29 June 2017

Urine test for Zika virus


There is no vaccine. No medication. And, no quick, reliable test for Zika virus … until now. Babies born with the virus often have lifelong, devastating birth defects. Testing for the virus currently involves trained medical staff drawing and mailing blood samples to a lab, a process that can take up to four weeks. Scientists have now developed a quick, simple test for Zika virus so easy to administer, you don't even need a doctor.

The urine test is still in the research phase and requires additional funding and resources to allow people across the country and around the world to benefit.

For details see: Beaumont Health

Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle