A new test has been developed to detect sepsis earlier by researchers at Strathclyde University.
Currently, tests for sepsis usually takes at least 12 and up to 72 hours, whereas the new test could take as little as less than 3 minutes. It is hoped the new test could be available on the NHS in 3-5 years.
“Detecting sepsis so much earlier is vital – early detection means early treatment with appropriate medicine. And that will save lives. This is real progress and we look forward to learning more.”