Scientists at the Vector State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology in Novosibirsk (Siberia) have developed a new test system to diagnose cardiac and other acute cases. A drop of blood is only needed for the procedure, reported regional news agency Novosibirsk, citing a statement by Alexander Sergeyev, the CEO of the government-owned scientific research center.
“We have come up with a method, in which alternating electrical fields enable the assessment of the viscoelastic behavior of the blood cells, particularly erythrocytes. The erythrocytes act like a kind of ‘mirror’ reflecting man’s health, and are interlinked with somatic disorders, such as cardiovascular, liver, kidney and other diseases,” Mr. Sergeyev said.
He firmly believes that the new test system will help physicians diagnose a case at a very early stage.