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Diagnosing iron and vitamin A deficiency

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Researchers report a rapid diagnostic test for diagnosing iron and vitamin A micronutrient deficiencies; the testing approach combines multiple fluorescent markers and immunoassay approaches on a single test strip and provides results in around 15 minutes, with 88% and 100% sensitivity and 97% and 100% specificity for iron and vitamin A deficiency, respectively, in human serum samples.

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Article #17-11464: "Rapid diagnostic testing platform for iron and vitamin A deficiency," by Zhengda Lu et al.

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