Tag Archives: Blood Test

New tuberculosis test helps improve diagnosis

By: Emily Lunardo | Monday, February 22, 2016 - 10:30 AM

A new tuberculosis test can improve and simplify diagnosis. The new blood test for tuberculosis is inexpensive and helps identity the gene expression that differentiates people with tuberculosis and those without it or with different stages of tuberculosis. Tuberculosis (TB)… Read More

Annual blood test may prevent ovarian cancer deaths

By: Bel Marra Health | Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 09:00 AM

Screening postmenopausal women with an annual blood test for ovarian cancer could reduce deaths caused by ovarian cancer by 20 percent, according to new findings. There is currently no reliable screening method for ovarian cancer, and unfortunately it is often… Read More

Arthritis risk detected through blood test

By: Mohan Garikiparithi | Friday, December 11, 2015 - 10:15 AM
Arthritis risk detected through blood test

Researchers have found a marker in blood that could reveal the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) up to 16 years prior to the start of symptoms. A research team from the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology at Oxford University found… Read More