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a serologic analysis of a sample of blood

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The new studies, done in Nottingham, England, and Funen, Denmark, assessed the blood test now in common use, the researchers report in the Nov.
If the blood test indicates cancer, even with a negative X-ray, the patient could go on to screening ultrasound or MRI," he said.
That report, although it didn't provide any new information, reiterated a damaging chronology of events as they relate to the feud over the AIDS blood test.
The researchers, from Harvard Medical School, the Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and the University of Vermont, arrived at their findings by comparing results of blood tests of men who developed heart attacks or strokes with those of an equal number of men who remained healthy over a six-year period.
With a blood test, doctors could rule out this syndrome in people who have not inherited the flawed gene.
While urine tests also can be used to measure bone turnover, they are less accurate than the new blood test, Lindsay said.
The report - produced by HHS's Office of Research Integrity (ORI) - adds fuel to an eight-year-old international controversy over the lucrative patent rights to blood tests for AIDS that use pieces of the Aids-causing virus to detect antiviral antibodies in infected individuals.
To see if they could detect prostate cancer before it runs amok, the team began to use the PSA blood test as a screening test for outwardly healthy men.
government on sales of the patented AIDS blood test developed by U.
In current practice, blood test samples are prone to misidentification due to errors in manual labeling.
But a new blood test already in use in the Netherlands may soon improve their ability to follow the course of the disease.
The American Cancer Society recommends an annual fecal occult blood test for the estimated 80 million individuals(1) aged 50 and older to assist in the early detection of colorectal cancer.
A simple blood test -- already used in prostate cancer patients to track their response to chemotherapy -- now offers the best hope yet for early diagnosis, report William J.
Currently, Allstate Life Insurance Company customers who apply for a life insurance policy must undergo a blood test as one of a number of factors to assess their coronary artery disease risk.
Further research on the new marker--an alcohol derivative known as phosphatidylethanol -- may lead to a simple blood test to screen to susceptibility to alcoholism, report Gerald C.