Blood Test

A1c Test Misses Many Cases Of Diabetes

Using the hemoglobin A1c blood test to diagnose diabetes tends to underestimate the prevalence of the disease, according to a new study.
Related topics: Diabetes, Medical Research

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Theranos Screwed Up Legit Blood Test Innovations For Everybody

Theranos is dead.  But will the dream of a device that can analyze multiple health factors from a small amount of blood be buried along with it? What Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes was proposing, as outlined in the popular HBO documentary...
Related topics: HBO, Documentaries

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Elizabeth Holmes Reportedly Lives In A Luxury Apartment As She Awaits Trial

Elizabeth Holmes, once an envied and successful entrepreneur, came up with an idea in the early 2000s that was inspired by her own fear of needles and blood tests. Holmes wanted to create a simpler, less invasive way to complete blood tests using a...

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Medical News Today: Groundbreaking Blood Test Detects Fibromyalgia

Researchers have identified a unique 'molecular signature' that distinguishes fibromyalgia from other related disorders that doctors often confuse it with.
Related topics: Fibromyalgia, Medical Research

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Experimental Blood Test Accurately Spots Fibromyalgia

For the first time, researchers have evidence that fibromyalgia can be reliably detected in blood samples -- work they hope will pave the way for a simple, fast diagnosis.
Related topics: Fibromyalgia, Medical Research

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Medical News Today: New Ptsd Blood Test Could Aid Prevention And Treatment

A groundbreaking new blood test for genetic biomarkers of PTSD could improve accuracy of diagnosis, precision of treatment, and prediction of future risk.
Related topics: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Genetics

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Blood Test To Diagnose Heart Attacks May Not Be Foolproof

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- A blood test used to detect a heart attack may often provide some misleading results, British researchers report. In a new study of patients undergoing blood tests at a hospital in England, one in 20 people had high...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Study Finds Eye Test May Spot Alzheimer’s Before Symptoms Appear

A non-invasive eye test may one day be used to screen patients for Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. The test involves looking at blood vessels in the retina, but isn’t something that currently takes place as part of a...
Related topics: Medical Research, Alzheimer's Disease

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Ibm's Ai Blood Test Could Help With Early Alzheimer's Detection

Previous attempts to find a cure for Alzheimer's ended up in failure, but a new study out of IBM Research has the potential to spark a major breakthrough. A group of IBM researchers have harnessed the powers of machine learning to figure out a...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research

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Women Of Childbearing Age Have Staggeringly Low Rates Of Lipid Screening

Eight out of 10 women of childbearing age have never had their cholesterol levels checked, despite clear guidelines to get a first lipid blood test early in adulthood, according to new research.
Related topics: Cholesterol, Medical Research

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Blood Test Could Give Two Month Warning Of Kidney Transplant Rejection

New research has found a way to predict rejection of a kidney transplant before it happens, by monitoring the immune system of transplant patients.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Blood Test Developed To Predict Spontaneous Preterm Birth

Results from a multicenter study show that five circulating microparticle proteins found in first-trimester blood samples may provide important clues about risk of spontaneous preterm birth.
Related topics: Medical Research, Proteins

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Could Invasive Lung Cancer Biopsies Be Replaced By Blood Tests?

THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 -- A blood test may one day replace invasive tissue biopsies as a pain-free way to confirm lung cancer and guide treatment, new research suggests. According to investigators, the test is as effective as a tissue biopsy in...
Related topics: Lung Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Biopsy

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Medical News Today: What Is An Amylase Blood Test?

Doctors typically use amylase blood tests to diagnose and monitor people with acute or chronic pancreatitis. However, abnormally high or low levels of amylase in the blood can be a sign of several other conditions. Learn about what to expect from an...

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New Test Measures Particles Released Into Brain During Trauma

Temple University scientists believe their test can detect changes in brain cells to measure the severity of head trauma. According to the Philly Voice, a new blood test has been developed at Temple University that could lead to more timely and...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- A blood test that can quickly diagnose dangerous sepsis infections has been developed, according to research published in the Feb. 1 issue of Biosensors and Bioelectronics. The experimental microelectrode device created...
Related topics: Sepsis, Medical Research

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Health Highlights: Feb. 20, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: New Test Quickly Diagnoses Sepsis A test that can quickly diagnose dangerous sepsis infections in the blood has been developed by...
Related topics: Sepsis

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Engineers Can Detect Ultra Rare Proteins In Blood Using A Cellphone Camera

One of the frontiers of medical diagnostics is the race for more sensitive blood tests. The ability to detect extremely rare proteins could make a life-saving difference for many conditions, such as the early detection of certain cancers or the...
Related topics: Proteins, Cancer, Oncology

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Startup Seeks To Test For Endometriosis Through Period Blood

Sometime in the not-too-distant future, people worried about their fertility and reproductive health may be able to test for endometriosis, along with numerous other disorders, simply by sending a used tampon to a lab. Read more...
Related topics: Startup, Fertility

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Sensitive Sensor Detects Down Syndrome Dna With Blood Test During Pregnancy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Down syndrome is the most common birth defect, occurring once in every 700 births. However, traditional noninvasive prenatal tests for the condition are unreliable or carry risks for the...
Related topics: DNA, Genetics, DNA Test, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Birth Control - Contraception

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