Stanford researchers think they can do some of what Theranos claimed

Multi-omic microsampling researchers used the Neoteryx Mitra fingerstick device to collect blood for analysis. [Photo courtesy of Neoteryx]

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Researchers say they can analyze multiple biomarkers to measure a patient’s health using a single drop of blood.

Don’t pull out the black turtleneck yet. The news comes from Stanford Medicine, where researchers said they’ve developed a new approach combining multi-omics technologies (such as genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics) with a microsampling fingerstick device.

Patients could collect their own blood drop and mail it to the lab for analysis of thousand of molecules such as proteins, fats, by-products of metabolism and inflammatory markers. The technology could have potential for new or faster disease diagnosis.

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