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New Blood Test Shows Great Promise in Diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease – Pharmacy Times

A new blood test for Alzheimer disease could provide a more sensitive, accurate indicator of plaques and tangles corresponding to the disease in living people.

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A new blood test has shown promise in differentiating individuals with and without Alzheimer disease. The test also may be able to detect the disease in those with a genetic risk as early as 20 years before the onset of cognitive impairment, according to a press release.In the new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, measurements of phosphor-tau217 (p-tau217) were found to provide a relatively sensitive and accurate indicator of both plaques and tangles correspond…

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