Saturday, April 19, 2014

Could Accelerate Australian Snake Blood Test Results

Can or deadly poison of snake native to Australia are now used in innovative new products to accelerate the results of blood tests for patients who experience a medical emergency .
Inland taipan snake native to Australia and the eastern brown long been known as the snake could be deadliest in the world . Because it can or reptile venom can cause the victim's blood curdle .

Researchers at the University of Queensland have pioneered ways to use this venom to speed up the process of testing the blood of patients who have been given an anti - coagulant .

Dr. Goce Dimenski said tube impregnated with snake venom was found to produce results more quickly and more accurately .
" From a clinical perspective , the results of the blood tests will be read in a shorter period of time , " he said recently.

" These findings could potentially reduce the time patients stay in the hospital , improve reading test results and may ultimately increase the odds of saving the lives of patients . "
Minister for Science and Innovation Queensland , Ian Walker said the discovery is good news for patients .

" It will make a blood test test time to 40 minutes to 10 minutes shorter , " he said .

In some cases it is an extra minute can make a difference .

So far, only a blood test using anti - coagulant that can damage the blood test .
If not accurate , the patient can be given the wrong dose of medicine , and causing trouble besides the patient also suffers an additional cost of having to do a re-test.
Dr. . Dimeski say this problem does not arise in their collection tubes that have been given to the two snakes .
He said blood clots that occur rapidly , can produce a quality serum samples in the shortest possible time for pathology tests .

Currently negotiations are ongoing with a number of potential commercial partners , which is expected to require billions of tubes that have been given the deadly venom .
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The Queensland Government supports this project through Commercial Medical Research Funding .
While researchers say there is no shortage of supply could both snake venom from the Australian native .


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