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Rapid infectious disease screening for field medical emergencies
Author(s): Winston Ho; Srivasta V. Rao; Peter W. Low; John R. Hess
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Paper Abstract

Current blood tests cannot provide rapid support for field medical emergencies that require blood in excess of the tested supply, especially, when additional blood needs to be drawn from the available walking pool. A fluorescence-based rapid infectious disease screening system, based on a disposable disk with an array of wash-free, one-step, membrane strips and an array of optical probes can be used to quantify a panel of transmissible diseases in parallel with high specificity, high sensitivity, and operational simplicity. We have designed and constructed a sandwich membrane assay platform and a laboratory prototype optoelectronic measuring device and used this combined system to quantify hepatitis C antibody over the concentration range of 2 ng/ml to 100 ng/ml in 3 to 5 minutes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4037, Digitization of the Battlespace V and Battlefield Biomedical Technologies II, (4 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395044
Show Author Affiliations
Winston Ho, Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)
Srivasta V. Rao, Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)
Peter W. Low, Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)
John R. Hess, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4037:
Digitization of the Battlespace V and Battlefield Biomedical Technologies II
Raja Suresh; Homer H. Pien; Homer H. Pien, Editor(s)

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