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Cornell Team Devises Rapid Test for Vitamin A, Iron Deficits

Globally, vitamin A deficiency impacts an estimated 250 million preschool-age children, yet tools to enable early diagnosis are often not available in low resource settings. Cornell engineers and researchers recently developed a low-cost rapid test to measure inflammation and iron and vitamin A deficiencies at point of care, with a test duration of 15 minutes. The team’s work was published in December in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Cornell Chronicle, December, 2017.