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Posts Tagged ‘concussion blood test’

By On February 15th, 2018

FDA approves blood test that promises to diagnose brain trauma

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new blood test that could help diagnose concussions without the need for X-rays. According to the FDA, the test can speed up treatment and potentially save money. However, experts say the blood test isn’t quite what people are promising. Billed as a “blood test for concussion”,…

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By On November 14th, 2016

Could a Blood Test Soon Be Used To Detect Concussions?

Researchers have been hard at work identifying potential biomarkers for concussions in hopes that one day a blood test may be used to diagnose brain injuries quickly and accurately. Now, a small Canadian study suggests that dream may come true in the not too distant future. The study, published in the journal Metabolomics, suggests a…

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By On November 9th, 2015

New Blood Test Could Improve Concussion Diagnosis Accuracy

Currently, diagnosing children with a concussion is usually based entirely on subjective symptoms such as vomiting, balance, issues, headaches, or vision issues. However, this diagnosis method leaves much to be desired. It can be highly inaccurate and frequently give no indication of the true severity of the injury. However, researchers say they have found a…

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