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Simple blood test could spot breast cancer

Experts have revealed a simple blood test could spot breast cancer five years before clinical signs appear. Researchers at Nottingham University’s School of Medicine have made the claim after sampling 180 patients with a focus on chemicals known as antigens — these are produced by cancer cells and trigger an immune response inside humans. They… Read More »

New blood test could be used to help millions infected with TB

Protein power The research team set out to create their blood-based test by identifying a signature set of biomarkers in patients’ blood that consistently indicated a high likelihood of ATB, then developing an easily deployable assay that could detect that signature. They first measured the levels of 47 different blood proteins in about 400 samples… Read More »

Creatinine Test

What is a creatinine test? This test measures creatinine levels in blood and/or urine. Creatinine is a waste product made by your muscles as part of regular, everyday activity. Normally, your kidneys filter creatinine from your blood and send it out of the body in your urine. If there is a problem with your kidneys,… Read More »

Medical News Today: IBD: Blood test could help predict severity, improve treatment

Researchers have developed a new test that can predict the severity of inflammatory bowel disease. The test will help allow for more personalized treatment plans in the future. A new test might soon help doctors predict the course of IBD. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the term that doctors use to describe chronic inflammation of… Read More »