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Fast and accurate paper test determines blood type in seconds
Scientists have created a fast, accurate, and versatile paper-based blood test that could be performed without the need for specialized equipment -- providing a more cost-effective strategy for blood grouping. After analyzing 3,550 clinical blood samples, the test demonstrated more than a 99.9 percent accuracy rate, and the only inconsistencies occurred in trials with highly uncommon blood types. (2017-03-15)

A better blood sugar test for diabetes
A new method for estimating blood sugar levels can cut diagnostic errors by more than 50 percent compared to the current widely used blood test, according to a study of more than 200 diabetic patients. (2016-10-05)

DNA blood test can cut invasive testing for Down's syndrome by 98 percent
Women in high risk pregnancies for Down's syndrome could have a DNA blood test to detect the disorder and avoid invasive procedures such as amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling, finds a large scale study published on BMJ.com today. (2011-01-11)

First paper 'dipstick' test for determining blood type
Scientists are reporting development of the first (2010-06-02)

Self-monitoring with blood glucose test strips inefficient use of health-care resources
Routine self-monitoring of blood glucose levels by people with type 2 diabetes who are not taking insulin is an ineffective use of health resources as the modest benefits are outweighed by the significant cost of test strips, suggest two studies in CMAJ. (2009-12-21)

Poor control of diabetes in a large sample of patients
In this study, Woodward and colleagues identified over 63,000 patients in eastern Ontario with diabetes, and examined their control over their blood sugar and how often it was evaluated. (2006-01-30)

Blood tests may be better than standard skin test for diagnosing latent tuberculosis
Two blood tests for diagnosing latent tuberculosis (TB) infection can individually produce fewer false-positive results than the standard tuberculin skin test, according to a study in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2006-04-20)

Fitness level may predict women's hypertension risk
A woman's physical fitness level may mitigate the effect of stress on her risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a new study. (2002-08-31)

Scientists developing new blood test to screen for secondary heart attack
A blood test that quickly and easily detects whether a person is at risk of a secondary heart attack is being developed by scientists at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. The Baker Institute's head of metabolomics, Professor Peter Meikle and his team have identified plasma lipid biomarkers (fats in the blood) that improve upon traditional risk factors in predicting heart disease and stroke. (2018-09-07)

New Test Predicts Pregnancy Complications Early
A new, highly sensitive test based on blood pressure monitoring can detect late-pregnancy complications such as high blood pressure and preeclampsia a full 23 weeks before symptoms occur, Spanish researchers report in this month's Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. (1998-01-16)

New blood test detects early stage ovarian cancer
Research on a bacterial toxin first discovered in Adelaide has led to the development a new blood test for the early diagnosis of ovarian cancer -- a disease which kills over 1000 Australian women and 150,000 globally each year. (2018-11-19)

Researchers develop blood test to detect lung cancer
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, but a new blood test that shows 90 percent accuracy could save lives by identifying it years earlier than current imaging techniques. The test would benefit those with high risk factors such as age, smoking and genetic history. The test is now being transformed into an easy-to-use format for clinicians, and could become the first blood test to predict cancer since the PSA test was introduced in the 1970s. (2006-07-31)

University health study identifies undiagnosed diabetics
A University of Edinburgh research project looking at the risks of heart disease and stroke associated with poor circulation to the legs -- the Edinburgh Artery study --found that more than half of the people they had enrolled into the study with diabetes did not realise they had the disease. (2004-11-10)

Colon cancer screening -- Going 'Back To The Future'?
In an editorial in the February 20 edition of the Annals of Internal Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine gastroenterologist and Regenstrief Institute, Inc. researcher Thomas Imperiale, M.D., writes that to increase screening rates for colorectal cancers, we need more convenient and less invasive screening tests. An infrequently used type of fecal sampling test, which has had Federal Drug Administration approval since 2001, may meet that need he says. (2007-02-19)

CancerSEEK: Generalized screening for multiple cancer types
Researchers have developed a noninvasive blood test based on combined analysis of DNA and proteins that may allow earlier detection of eight common cancer types. In more than 1,000 patients, their method, dubbed CancerSEEK, detected cancer with a sensitivity of 69 to 98 percent (depending on cancer type). (2018-01-18)

Promise of more accurate test for tuberculosis
A new test for tuberculosis which promises to revolutionise methods of TB diagnosis and control has been used in Britain's biggest outbreak of TB since the second world war, reveals a study due to be published in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2003-04-03)

First diagnostic test for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease on the horizon
A new blood test that can give an early diagnosis of neurodegenerative disease and distinguish between Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease could be launched this summer, reports Marina Murphy in SCI's Chemistry & Industry magazine. (2008-04-07)

Study shows test in the first trimester of pregnancy is effective in identifying birth defects
A study in Obstetrics and Gynecology shows that a new Down syndrome screening test which combines a blood test and an ultrasound exam is effective and can be performed earlier in pregnancy than current tests. (2000-07-31)

Current screening test for prediabetes in children misses the diagnosis too often
Obese children, who are at increased risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, may not be getting the most appropriate test to screen for these conditions, a new Canadian study found. Results were presented Sunday, June 15, at the Endocrine Society's 90th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. (2008-06-15)

Blood test developed to diagnose early onset Alzheimer's disease
A non-invasive blood test that could diagnose early onset Alzheimer's disease with increased accuracy has been developed by University of Melbourne researchers. (2014-10-28)

Simple home spit test to spot deadly pre-eclampsia
A simple spit test designed to detect pre-eclampsia in the early stages is being trialed in a UK hospital, reports Cath O'Driscoll in Chemistry & Industry, the magazine of the SCI. The test, which is designed to be used at home, will allow mums-to-be to check for themselves whether they are at risk of the condition, which can be symptomless in the early stages but kills 1000 babies in the UK every year. (2007-05-06)

A rapid finger-stick blood test quickly estimates radiation exposure in mice
A new finger-stick test can use a single drop of blood to quickly estimate how much harmful radiation mice have been exposed to, according to a study. (2020-07-15)

High sugar levels during pregnancy could lead to childhood obesity
The children of women who have high glucose blood levels during pregnancy, even if their mothers are not diagnosed with gestational diabetes, are at an increased risk of developing obesity in childhood, according to a new study published in PLOS One. (2019-05-24)

UCLA and biotech company develop first blood test to measure key hormone that regulates iron
UCLA and Intrinsic LifeSciences, a San Diego biotech company, developed the first method to measure the hormone, hepcidin, which regulates the absorption of dietary iron and its distribution in the body. This new blood test will help clinicians manage chronic conditions affecting millions of people worldwide such as anemias and iron overload diseases. (2008-08-08)

St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix offers special test for children with stroke risk
Children's Rehabilitative Services (CRS) at St. Joseph's Children's Health Center in Phoenix is using a special ultrasound to identify the risk for stroke in children who have sickle cell disease. The Transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound measures blood flow in the arteries, identifying the narrowness of the artery and assessing stroke risk. (2006-01-30)

Sports cheats beware -- new test detects previously undetectable drug
Injecting performance enhancing corticosteroid hormones for other than medical treatment is banned, and tests exist that can detect injected hormones. Injecting synacthen, which stimulates the body to produce extra amounts of its own corticosteroid hormones is also banned. But until now there has been no test that could detect it in a blood sample. (2006-11-12)

Fresh findings about chickenpox could lead to better blood tests
Fresh understanding of the virus that causes chickenpox and shingles could lead to improved vaccines and diagnostic tests, a study suggests. (2010-06-08)

Concussions in kids are detectable by blood test
Researchers at Orlando Health have developed a blood test that can detect even the most subtle signs of a concussion in children, correctly identifying the presence of traumatic brain injuries 94 percent of the time in a recent study. This could ultimately change the way doctors diagnose concussions, not only in children, but in anyone who sustains a head injury. (2015-11-09)

Black pudding may interfere with cancer screening test
Eating black pudding may interfere with a screening test for colorectal cancer, claim researchers in this week's Christmas issue of the BMJ. (2002-12-19)

Blood test to predict diabetes in children
Medical researchers at Rotterdam Erasmus University have developed a reliable blood test to diagnose diabetes in children at an early stage. The test allows them to predict the development of the condition with a reliability of 50%. Previously juvenile diabetes could only be diagnosed early by examining family members of patients suffering from this disease. (2000-01-20)

Home urine test measures insulin production in diabetes
A simple home urine test has been developed which can measure if patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are producing their own insulin. The urine test, from Professor Andrew Hattersley's Exeter-based team at the Peninsula Medical School, replaces multiple blood tests in hospital and can be sent by post as it is stable for up to three days at room temperature. Avoiding blood tests will be a particular advantage for children. (2011-02-24)

Numerical simulations of tensile tests of red blood cells
The researchers investigate the effects of the hold position of the red blood cells on strain field during tensile testing using numerical simulations. (2016-04-15)

Toward an improved test for adulterated heparin
Scientists are reporting refinement of a new test that promises to help assure the safety of supplies of heparin, the blood thinner taken by millions of people worldwide each year to prevent blood clots. The test can quickly and economically detect adulterants, including the substance responsible for hundreds of illnesses and deaths among patients taking heparin in 2008. The report appears in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry. (2011-09-21)

More sensitive blood test better at identifying heart attacks
A highly sensitive blood test could help identify heart attacks in thousands of patients who would otherwise have gone undiagnosed, a study suggests. The test, which identifies heart muscle damage, detected heart attacks in a third more patients who were admitted to hospital with chest pain than previous tests. (2011-03-22)

Study shows test in the first trimester of pregnancy is effective in identifying birth defects
Researchers report 1st Trimester tests detects over 90% of Down Syndrome Cases. A study in the August 2000, issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology shows that a new screening test which combines a blood test and an ultrasound exam can identify over 90% of cases of Down syndrome in the first trimester of pregnancy. (2000-08-09)

A lab in your pocket
Labs-on-a-chip hold huge promise for reducing the cost of medical diagnostics while expanding access to health care. Now scientists at Michigan Technological University have developed software that would make them even more powerful: by enabling dozens of tests on a single biochip. (2014-05-07)

Three-minute skin test measures cholestrol levels
A painless three-minute test to measure cholesterol in the skin may offer a simple new way to assess a person's risk of developing heart disease, according to a study presented today at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2000. (2000-11-13)

First detection of pregnancy protein in older people destined for Alzheimer's disease
In an advance toward a much-needed early diagnostic test for Alzheimer's disease (AD), scientists have discovered that older women destined to develop AD have high blood levels of a protein linked to pregnancy years before showing symptoms. Their report appears in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research. (2011-09-28)

Predictive value of blood pressure, heart rate, and blood pressure/heart rate ratio in a Chinese subpopulation with vasovagal syncope
In a new publication from Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications; DOI https://doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2019.1266, Zhuzhi Wen, Jingying Hou, Zun Mai, Huifen Huang, Yangxin Chen, Dengfeng Geng and Jingfeng Wang from Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China and Guandong Province Key Laboratory of Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, Guangzhou, China consider predictive value of blood pressure, heart rate, and blood pressure/heart rate ratio in a Chinese subpopulation with vasovagal syncope. (2021-01-22)

Noninvasive test that identifies patients at risk of kidney transplant rejection
Researchers at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute and doctors at University Hospital of Bellvitge, together with a team of researchers from the University of California, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, California Pacific Medical Center, University of Pittsburgh, University Emory and Stanford University and the Children's Hospital of Mexico Federico Gomez, have developed a genetic test that identifies patients at high risk of kidney transplant rejection. (2014-11-18)

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