Experimental Malaria Test Would Not Require Blood Sample

New York Times: A New Test for Malaria, No Blood Required
“Rice University researchers have developed a rapid malaria test that uses a laser pulse, eliminating the need to draw blood. The test has not yet been tried on humans with the disease, but in experiments with blood samples and mice, it detected malaria when only one red blood cell in a million was infected, with no false positives, the inventor said. The results were described in a study published online last week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…” (McNeil, 1/6).