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According to an independent field validation study recently published in The Lancet, a new 15 minute rapid Ebola test co-developed by VHFC researchers from Tulane University and Corgenix Medical Corporation is as accurate as much more time consuming traditional lab testing for the disease.

The test reduces the time it takes to diagnose an Ebola patient from many hours to as little as 15 minutes, enabling health workers to quickly proceed with appropriate isolation protocols and treatment. According to Robert Garry, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Tulane University School of Medicine, “rapid diagnostic tests can answer critical medical questions quickly in any geographical location, including areas that are miles away from any source of electricity.”

Read full article in the Lancet.

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