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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