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MAR 26, 2013 - Futurity

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White blood cell test fits in a suitcase

CALTECH (US) — A new portable device to count white blood cells needs less than a pinprick’s worth of blood and takes just minutes to run. White blood cells, or leukocytes, are the immune system’s warriors. So when an infection or disease attacks the body, the system typically responds by sending more white blood cells into the fray. This means that checking the number of these cells is a relatively easy way to detect and monitor such conditions. Currently, most white blood cell counts are performed with large-scale equipment in central clinical laboratories. If a physician ... Read More

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