Analysis reveals commercial tests for Ebola are too hard to come by in the current outbreak.
RNA testing catches Ebola earlier because the RNA collected from blood is amplified in a test tube for 30 minutes before testing.
Scientists have identified potential biomarkers in nonhuman primates exposed to Ebola virus that appeared up to four days before the onset of fever.
The method is mobile, requires minimal power, needs a blood sample 700 times smaller than other methods, and gives a result in as little as 70 minutes as opposed to the current eight hours.
A new type of blood test can detect biomarkers of Ebola infections.