Best Post of October '10 -- Army General on Blood Test for Concussion: "This is huge"
Posted Mar 25 2011 9:00pm
The next in our Best of the Month series is from October 15, 2011:
USA Today ran a story today about a simple blood test that the US Army has developed which may objectively test for the presence of concussion. The Army collaborated with Banyan Biomarkers , a Florida-based company, to develop the test. In checking Banyan's website, it looks as though the test consists of a panel of immunoassays which include SBDP145, SBDP120, UCH-L1, MAP-2, GFAP. If this test turns out to be as good as the Army is implying, the implications for those on the battlefield (and on the football playing field, I might add) are enormous. If it pans out, I would agree with Gen. Peter Chiarelli, the Army vice chief of staff, who is quoted in the article as saying: "This is huge."