Patent number: 10808287

Methods and devices for accurate diagnosis of infections

Original Assignee: Rapid Pathogen Screening, Inc.

Field of technology: Medical

Patent granted on: Tue, 20 Oct 2020

Patent drawing


Diagnostic devices test markers for viral infection and markers for bacterial infection to effectively assist in the rapid differentiation of viral and bacterial infections, to differentiate between colonization and active infection, and to better diagnose microbiologically unconfirmed patients. In other embodiments, detecting a presence of MxA in combination with either the bacterial biomarker C-reactive protein or the bacterial biomarker procalcitonin increases the specificity of the bacterial biomarker with a concurrent improvement in sensitivity.