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8 04, 2016

Roche Initiates New Experimental Test to Screen for Zika Virus in Blood Donations

By |April 8th, 2016|Blood Testing|Comments Off on Roche Initiates New Experimental Test to Screen for Zika Virus in Blood Donations

The mosquito-borne Zika virus disease is linked to serious birth defects. It can cause temporary paralysis in adults and brain damage in infants born to infected mothers. The pathogen can also be sexually transmitted. It is important that blood donations are screened accurately to rule out infection by this dangerous virus. Roche Diagnostics recently announced [...]

20 11, 2015

New Blood Test to Detect Concussions in Children

By |November 20th, 2015|Blood Testing|Comments Off on New Blood Test to Detect Concussions in Children

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that affects the way the brain functions. Symptoms caused by this impaired brain function include headaches, problems with concentration, memory lapses and sleep disturbances. Concussion is a common sports-related childhood head injury, which if not resolved, can pose serious health risks. In new study published in Academic [...]

18 11, 2015

New Risk-free Blood Test for Accurate Prenatal Testing

By |November 18th, 2015|Blood Testing|Comments Off on New Risk-free Blood Test for Accurate Prenatal Testing

Prenatal screening and diagnostic tests provide valuable information about the unborn baby's health. They help detect problems that could affect the baby, such as abnormalities and genetic disorders, helping better health care decisions before and after the child is born. Scientists at Plymouth University have developed a non-invasive, low risk and accurate blood test that [...]

26 10, 2015

A New Blood Test to Detect Very Low Risk of Heart Attack

By |October 26th, 2015|Blood Testing|Comments Off on A New Blood Test to Detect Very Low Risk of Heart Attack

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh in the U.K. have developed a new highly sensitive blood test that can safely rule out heart attacks in about two-thirds of patients who are evaluated in the emergency department (ED) for chest pain. Chest pain, one of the major symptoms of a heart attack, makes up a significant [...]

7 10, 2015

Cancer Diagnosis – Blood Test Could Replace Costly Biopsies

By |October 7th, 2015|Blood Testing, Cancer|Comments Off on Cancer Diagnosis – Blood Test Could Replace Costly Biopsies

In addition to lab tests of the blood, urine, or other body fluids and imaging procedures such as CT scan and ultrasound, physicians often recommend a biopsy to diagnose cancer. Though it is the most reliable way to detect cancerous cells, a biopsy is invasive, time-consuming, costly, and sometimes risky. In fact, a study presented [...]

7 09, 2015

New Blood Test Could Predict Breast Cancer Relapse 8 Months in Advance

By |September 7th, 2015|Blood Testing, Breast Cancer|Comments Off on New Blood Test Could Predict Breast Cancer Relapse 8 Months in Advance

Offering hope for cancer patients, researchers at The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in the U.K. have now developed a new blood test that could predict breast cancer recurrence 8 months earlier than conventional methods such as scans. The test could provide an early warning of the disease returning after chemotherapy and surgery. Predicting whether [...]

24 08, 2015

New Blood Test for Earlier Stage Detection of Pancreatic Cancer

By |August 24th, 2015|Blood Testing, Pancreatic Cancer|Comments Off on New Blood Test for Earlier Stage Detection of Pancreatic Cancer

Early diagnosis can improve the survival rates of any cancer type and also allow physicians to initiate life-saving treatment before the disease becomes fatal. Pancreatic cancer is amongst the types of cancer that is most difficult to detect. Now, researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center say that they have discovered a [...]

12 08, 2015

New Blood Test Could Predict Breast Cancer Five Years before it Develops

By |August 12th, 2015|Blood Testing, Breast Cancer|Comments Off on New Blood Test Could Predict Breast Cancer Five Years before it Develops

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark have developed a new blood test that can predict breast cancer, even 5 years before it develops. The research also aims at eradicating the problem of misdiagnosis and false positives caused by mammography for years. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women. Mammography, [...]

8 07, 2015

Single Blood Protein Could Predict Risk of Alzheimer’s Early

By |July 8th, 2015|Blood Testing|Comments Off on Single Blood Protein Could Predict Risk of Alzheimer’s Early

Researchers at Kings College London and the Medical Research Council say that they have found that the blood level of a single protein was lower in individuals whose cognitive ability goes on to decline. They found that the presence of the blood protein called MAPKAPK5 may indicate the development of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) years [...]

1 07, 2015

New Blood Test Could Determine A Person’s Entire Viral History

By |July 1st, 2015|Blood Testing|Comments Off on New Blood Test Could Determine A Person’s Entire Viral History

Viral infections not only cause acute or chronic illness directly, but can also alter host immunity, leaving a permanent footprint on the immune system. Current assays screen for only one virus at a time. Now, researchers from Harvard University and other research centers in the U.S., Europe, Peru, Thailand and South Africa have developed a [...]