A Drop of Blood to Detect Disease
Routine, cost-effective testing just around the corner

Chemists at The Ohio State University are working on perfecting a disease-detecting blood test that requires only a single drop of blood. The simplicity of the collection method will allow providers in remote and rural areas to screen for any disease that produces antibodies, such as malaria or ovarian cancer, without the need for a full blood draw. The test itself costs just 50 cents to produce, and the inventors anticipate patients being able to simply mail their completed tests to the lab, expanding access to routine testing in poor and rural areas.

Read more at OSU.