Medical research

New test diagnoses Lyme disease within 15 minutes

Some 300,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Lyme disease every year. Caused by Borrelia burgdorferi and transmitted by the bite of infected Ixodes ticks, the disease if left untreated can cause serious neurologic, ...

Medical research

Zika diagnostic test granted market authorization by FDA

Zika virus can cause babies to be born with devastating brain damage. But the signs of Zika infection in adults—rash, fever, headache and body aches—are nonspecific, so a pregnant woman who develops such symptoms can't ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers compare visceral leishmaniasis diagnostic tests

Accurate and timely diagnosis of the tropic disease visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is one of the pillars for reducing VL deaths. Currently available serological tests for diagnosing VL vary widely in their performance and may, ...

Cardiology

High-sensitivity troponin levels can predict MI risk

(HealthDay)—For patients presenting to the emergency department with symptoms suggestive of myocardial infarction, a tool developed to integrate high-sensitivity troponin I or T concentrations and dynamic change during ...

Oncology & Cancer

Ending needless chemotherapy for breast cancer

A diagnostic test developed at The University of Queensland might soon determine if a breast cancer patient requires chemotherapy or would receive no benefit from this grueling treatment.

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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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