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New blood test identifies chronic pain instantly

May 8, 2018

Australian researchers have developed a new blood test, called painHS, which instantly identifies the severity of chronic pain by using colour biomarkers.

The research was led by Mark Hutchinson who is a neuroscientist and the director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics at the University of Adelaide.

PainHS employs light measurement tools to carry out hyperspectral imaging analysis for detecting the molecular structures of pain in blood cells.