Dipstick test

Yi Lu, professor of chemistry and affiliate of the Department of Biochemistry has developed a simple "dipstick" test for detecting cocaine and other drugs in saliva, urine or blood serum. "Building upon our earlier work with lead (Pb) sensors, we constructed colorimetric sensors that are based on the lateral flow separation of aptamer-linked nanostructures," Lu said.

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November 13, 2006 All News