Biomarkers To Detect Tuberculosis

Biomarkers To Detect Tuberculosis

FNDR is developing a blood-based diagnostic for rapid detection of pulmonary and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis. Current biomarker-based tests for Pulmonary TB are low in accuracy or specificity. No tests exist for Extra-pulmonary TB. Clinical trial of 200 patients at St John’s Hospital, Bangalore has been completed to test for biomarkers in blood and urine. Data is promising and indicates potential for a rapid biomarker (blood) based diagnostic which can be converted to a Point of Care Test.