Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

This simple blood test can tell if a snakebite was dry or full of venom

The increased availability of D-Dimer testing—a blood test that checks for, or monitors, blood-clotting problems—may be a vital aid to the early diagnosis of venom-induced consumption coagulopathy (VICC), the most frequent ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Single brain scan can diagnose Alzheimer's disease

The research uses machine learning technology to look at structural features within the brain, including in regions not previously associated with Alzheimer's. The advantage of the technique is its simplicity and the fact ...

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Diagnostic test

A diagnostic test is any kind of medical test performed to aid in the diagnosis or detection of disease. For example:

A drug test can be a specific medical test to acertain the presence of a certain drug in the body (for example, in drug addicts).

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