Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces 2021 Sep 1;208:112092. Epub 2021 Sep 1.
Society for Cancer Research, 4144, Arlesheim, Switzerland; Institute for Integrative Medicine, University of Witten/Herdecke, Herdecke, Germany; University of Bern, Institute of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Bern, Switzerland.
There are numerous diagnostic tests based on pattern formation in desiccating body fluids, where the pattern or some of its characteristics constitute the diagnostic test outcome. However, partially due to the development in different time periods, and partially due to publications in languages different from English, most of these diagnostic tests exist as separate approaches and have never been grouped, systematized, nor compared with each other. In the present mapping review, we performed a wide literature search with the aim to collect all diagnostic tests based on pattern formation in desiccating body fluids. Read More