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Genetic Blood Test To Identify the Most Aggressive Prostate Cancers Being Tested in the UK– Research on Why Some Cancer Tu by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 08 Oct 2012 9:58pm Researchers were able to test and find patients with the “gad”gene signature and compared it to those without and those that did not have it survived 21 months versus those who did have it to where survival was around 9 months.  It’s called a six gene test and could help establish high and low risk groups of patients.  This helps with the type ... Read on »
Blood test values pre or post dialysis? by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 3:48pm When is the correct time to draw blood for tests? Before or after dialysis? We have about 5 liters of blood in our body. Now I usually put on about 3 kgs of fluid between treatments. Most blood tests have results that are volume specific. That is, they are reported as something per milliliter. Now if the blood is drawn before di ... Read on »
New Blood Test Developed to Detect Lung Cancer – CPT Code and Available in the US by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 01 Jun 2009 10:43pm The test was launched here in the US last week.  It does have a CPT code but the web pages sates they do not anticipate insurance coverage yet for the test so you are on your own for this one.   The NHS plans to have the test worked into their system within a year.  BD From the website: “EarlyCDT TM does have established, applicable CPT co ... Read on »
Abbott Labs gets FDA approval for Chagas Blood Test – The Silent Killer in Latin America by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 19 May 2010 10:58pm With more people traveling to the US and other countries from Latin America, this test will be able to detect the disease.  If one were the recipient of an organ from Latin America the disease could be transferred.  Many infected will drop down dead usually from heart problems cause by the disease 10, 20, 30 years after they've been infected an ... Read on »
New Blood Test Approved by FDA Evaluates Ovarian Masses for Malignancy Prior to Surgery by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 02 Jun 2010 10:34pm The test is done pre-surgery and is a pre-operative evaluation.  Quest Diagnostics has the test and women must have not already been referred to a specialist in oncology.  The test if negative results would generate that need I would assume immediately.   Ovarian masses are common place and the test can determine if it is malignant, agai ... Read on »
Johnson and Johnson Invests In Blood Test to Detect Cancer Working With Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 03 Jan 2011 2:26am Dr. Daniel Haber, chief of Massachusetts General Hospital’s cancer center is the inventor of the blood test process and the hospital will be working with Johnson and Johnson companies Veridex, LLC, and Ortho Biotech Oncology R&D.  There have been specific blood tests such as the one noted below for specific cancers so if this system and test c ... Read on »
Blood Test for Alzheimer's. Would You Want to Know? by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 09 Feb 2011 9:00am Scientists have developed an antibody-screening blood test that may one day be used to detect diseases such as Alzheimer's. The test allows scientists to identify biomarkers for any disease to which the immune system reacts. Additional testing needs to be conducted before this can be introduced into mainstream medicine. Independently, inve ... Read on »
Which blood tests do people on dialysis need to do regularly? by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 01 Mar 2011 10:34am I have seen such conflicting opinions about the blood tests people on dialysis need to do regularly - monthly, quarterly and so on. Every doctor, every hospital and every dialysis technician has his or her own opinion. Yes, every individual has a specific requirement and the list of tests will vary depending on his or her condition. But there s ... Read on »
Vermillion Gets Receives Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Biomarker Patent–Blood Test by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 18 May 2011 3:36am PAD is kind of the silent disease that is many times found by accident and the patent received here is for a blood test to predict the likeliness of developing the disorder in the leg or ankle area.  When you look at risk it’s all of us over 50 and a few other factors added in.  A few months ago I had a chance to chat with Dr. Peter F. Lawrenc ... Read on »
Blood test could identify smokers at higher risk for heart disease, researchers find by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Wed 26 Oct 2011 10:04pm Southwestern Medical Center news release Nearly one in five adults in the U.S. smoke, and smoking-related medical expenses and loss of productivity exceeds $167 billion annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Levels of a lung protein found in the blood of smokers could indicate the ... Read on »