Blood-Based Assay May Offer New Way of Diagnosing Parkinson's
A novel blood-based assay could one day be used to diagnose Parkinson's disease and possibly other chronic inflammatory conditions, according to investigators. In addition to being highly accurate, the assay, which detects changes in expression of cytochrome P450s, is faster and easier to perform than other Parkinson's disease assays under investigation, reported lead author Kohei Ihara, PhD, of Kobe University, Japan, and colleagues.
@jeevandeep Effective diagnostic systems and biomarkers for patients without subjective motor symptoms have not yet been established," the investigators wrote in Nature Scientific Reports. "Consequently, the poor diagnostic options for Parkinson's disease delay the development of therapeutic approaches and medication. Therefore, the development of efficient diagnostic systems and biomarkers is crucial for overcoming Parkinson's disease