MIT Researchers Have Developed a Handheld, Color-Coded Ebola Testing Kit

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Feb 26, 2015
References: newsoffice.mit.edu & gizmag
Researchers from MIT -- where else -- have developed an easy-to-use 10-minute ebola test kit that can be used in the field to test not just for ebola but for other diseases as well. That the test takes only 10 minutes to administer is its main strong point, as this will allow easy, swift and widespread implementation in the field.

One of the reasons why ebola has become so rampant is the fact that current diagnostic tests and treatments for the disease are very inefficient.At present, medical practitioners have to get a blood sample and send it to a lab where it has to undergo complicated and time-consuming screening.

The MIT researchers' 10-minute ebola test uses cutting-edge techniques to test for ebola, with the display of results aided by a color-coded mechanism.