We round up some of the latest research news in pathology and laboratory medicine
Olivia Gaskill | | Quick Read
Detect, Diagnose, Delay
A new test has been developed to diagnose amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia. The test detects the presence of biomarker TDP-43 even in the earliest disease stages when levels are low (1). Early diagnosis may enable drug development to stop or delay progression of disease.
Redefining Antibody Testing
SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing has so far lacked specificity, but scientists believe a new two-step definition – dual-antibody positivity – will improve screening. Under this definition, antibodies are measured as a dual-positive response against the receptor binding domain and nucleocapsid proteins of SARS-CoV-2 (2).
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