National League Rugby Discussion Forums Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > League Rugby - www.leaguerugby.co.uk > Clubhouse chat
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Concussion in sport: Saliva test is 94% accurate..
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

IMPORTANT Remember to read the rules of the board and abide by them when posting.

Concussion in sport: Saliva test is 94% accurate..

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
Steve@Mose View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner
Avatar

Joined: 01 Jun 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Points: 1845
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Steve@Mose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Concussion in sport: Saliva test is 94% accurate..
    Posted: 24 Mar 2021 at 08:42
Potential good news, but years away from pitchside application.

Back to Top
Camquin View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner
Avatar

Joined: 01 Jun 2007
Location: Cambridge
Status: Offline
Points: 7421
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Mar 2021 at 09:53
What you really want is a ptichside test that costs under a pound - which is possibly even further away. If it costs more, it would only be used in the professional game, which is important as they train more and take most punishment - but such a small fraction of the playing base.
Blood and Sand
Back to Top
Steve@Mose View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner
Avatar

Joined: 01 Jun 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Points: 1845
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Steve@Mose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Mar 2021 at 10:36
Originally posted by Camquin Camquin wrote:

What you really want is a ptichside test that costs under a pound - which is possibly even further away. If it costs more, it would only be used in the professional game, which is important as they train more and take most punishment - but such a small fraction of the playing base.

Given the development of lateral flow tests for Covid-19 and now saliva tests being developed for concussion there is hope that boffins will develop handheld/portable device(s) which can rapidly provide highly accurate results.  If such device(s) can be manufactured to be affordable for deployment with paramedics then they will hopefully be affordable/available to sports clubs.  But likely to be years away.
Back to Top
Pappashanga View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner
Avatar

Joined: 23 Sep 2014
Location: Surrey
Status: Offline
Points: 2147
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pappashanga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Mar 2021 at 12:38
Read something about the pitchside test taking several years to develop.
pappashanga
Back to Top
Halliford View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner
Avatar

Joined: 17 Feb 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Points: 3340
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Halliford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Mar 2021 at 14:32
I suspect the speed of development will depend on the investment made. The scientists doing this have been part-funded by the RFU, if there is further investment from them and World Rugby that could speed up the appearance of the pitch side test.
Back to Top
Steve@Mose View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner
Avatar

Joined: 01 Jun 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Points: 1845
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Steve@Mose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Mar 2021 at 18:25
Originally posted by Halliford Halliford wrote:

I suspect the speed of development will depend on the investment made. The scientists doing this have been part-funded by the RFU, if there is further investment from them and World Rugby that could speed up the appearance of the pitch side test.

I would expect interest and support from both rugby codes, the NFL, and eventually FIFA - mainly so they can all point to the development of saliva testing as how they are doing their bit towards making their sport safer.
Back to Top
Steve@Mose View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner
Avatar

Joined: 01 Jun 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Points: 1845
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Steve@Mose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Mar 2021 at 17:54
Interesting.


Quote Two technology providers - EyeGuide and NeuroFlex - will be involved in the trials, with details of the competitions they will be used in yet to be confirmed.
Back to Top
Halliford View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner
Avatar

Joined: 17 Feb 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Points: 3340
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Halliford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Mar 2021 at 18:02
Anything that improves the identification of a concussion is beneficial but this needs to become simple enough to be used at all levels of the game.
Back to Top
Steve@Mose View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner
Avatar

Joined: 01 Jun 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Points: 1845
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Steve@Mose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Mar 2021 at 20:25
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.03
Copyright ©2001-2019 Web Wiz Ltd.