A new blood test promises to predict which people will have severe allergic reactions to foods according to a new study from Mount Sinai researchers. To detect food allergies, physicians … Continue Reading New immune-based blood test predicts severity of peanut and seafood allergies.
New blood test identifies stroke risk following heart surgery with greater accuracy than present methods.
The results of a blood test done immediately after heart surgery can be a meaningful indicator of postoperative stroke risk, a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center … Continue Reading New blood test identifies stroke risk following heart surgery with greater accuracy than present methods.
If kidney cancer is diagnosed early, before it spreads, 80 percent of patients survive. However, finding it early has been among the disease’s greatest challenges. Now, researchers at Washington University … Continue Reading Non-invasive kidney cancer urine test successful in human trials.
Drug testing is most commonly performed using urine samples. The methodology and regulations for reliable urine testing are well developed and can be considered the current gold standard for drug … Continue Reading The first method of detecting drugs of abuse in exhaled breath has been validated.
Scientists at Rigshopitalet, Herlev Hospital and the University of Copenhagen identify a new biomarker that can predict the risk of developing dementia by way of a simple blood test. In … Continue Reading Large-scale study validates simple blood test for dementia.
Finding out whether you have been infected with dengue may soon be as easy as spitting into a rapid test kit. The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR … Continue Reading New rapid lab-on-a-chip detects dengue antibodies from saliva.
One of the roadblocks to the eradication of tuberculosis (TB) is the difficulty in identifying patients with latent TB infections. Neither the tuberculin skin test nor interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) … Continue Reading New whole blood assay is the first to identify latent TB infections.