An on-the-spot test to diagnose three types of hepatitis is being developed.

It would use a patient’s saliva instead of blood and the test would be as simple and quick as a blood glucose sensor or a pregnancy test.

Current screening for hepatitis A, B and C involves taking blood with results taking up to seven days.

The two-year project is a joint venture between the UK and China with Swansea playing a key role through Swansea University’s Centre for NanoHealth.

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