A multiple sclerosis blood test is now available that will streamline the diagnostic process.
A simple blood test can tell which type of multiple sclerosis a person has, according to a study in Scientific Reports. It touts the first known sign in the blood that indicates the central nervous system disease, in which communication between the brain and the rest of the body breaks down, creating motor problems and muscle weakness, among other symptoms.
“The findings, which took 12 years to discover, will allow scientists to determine which type of MS a patient has with 85 to 90 percent accuracy,” Macquarie University in Sydney said in a statement. “While following the course of the disease has traditionally proved problematic and lengthy, requiring patients to undergo an array of expensive tests, the new results show that a blood test could greatly simplify and speed up this process.”
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