- New test detects hundreds of viruses at a time from a single drop of blood
- Currently doctors test for specific viruses – which is labour intensive
- Patterns across populations could explain conditions like chronic fatigue
- Study found on average a person has been infected with 10 viruses
A simple test could reveal any viruses a person has ever had – allowing for better diagnosis of disease.
The new tool can detect hundreds of viruses at a time from just a single drop of blood.
The test, called VirScan, makes it possible to test for all current and past infections, rather than testing for specific viruses at a time.