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This tech quickly searches your blood for more than 1,400 pathogens

28 Feb 2020

Karius wants to make blood testing faster and more comprehensive—and unlike some other notable blood testing tech, doctors are really using it.

When a patient in a hospital gets a new infection—something that happens often when someone’s immune system is compromised—doctors still typically rely on the same tests they’ve used for decades to figure out what’s wrong. Running through a battery of lab tests takes time; to identify bacteria, for example, labs still put samples in a petri dish and wait to see which germ appears, a process that can take days or even weeks.


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