Dipstick Blood Test

CONDITION ADDRESSED: Hemorrhage

Diagnostic
Diagnostic
  • PREVENTION
  • DIAGNOSTIC
  • TREATMENT
Dipstick Blood Test

CONTACT INFORMATION

Organization

Chemical Engineering Dept, Monash University, Australia

Individual Contact

Gil Garnier, Principal Investigator | Email

Application

  • Designed for clinical or home use in low-resource settings 

 

Advantages

  • Low cost
  • Requires only a drop of blood
  • Minimal waste
  • Easy to run and obtain results
  • First technology to use "dipstick" method to test blood type
  • Same accuracy as lab blood testing
  • Could become a platform for additional tests 

 

Important Milestones Achieved

  • Developed prototype
  • Initial testing completed
  • Testing has demonstrated the same accuracy as current lab-based blood typing 

 

Proposed Next Steps in Development

  • Temperature-sensitive testing
  • Improving design to control for additional incompatibilities

 

Partnerships/Collaboration Network

  • Monash University, Australia
  • University of Melbourne
  • Maternova 

Stage of Development

Field/clinical studies