Detecting liver damage before symptoms (and in record time)

Chemists develop new blood test to detect liver damage earlier—in less than an hour

Blood being drawn
June 5, 2018

Chemist Vincent Rotello at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with colleagues at University College London, have developed a blood test that can detect liver damage before symptoms appear, offering what they hope is a significant advance in early detection of liver disease. Their new method can detect liver fibrosis from a blood sample in 30-45 minutes. Rotello and colleagues hope the new test can be used routinely in medical offices, clinics and hospitals to screen people with elevated liver disease risk so they can be treated “before it’s too late.”

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