Parkinson’s Disease Developments: Blood Test Diagnosis May Be On The Way

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The battle to accurately diagnose Parkinson’s disease may be on the verge of a significant breakthrough, as reports indicate that a blood test may soon become a key asset for correctly diagnosing the disorder. Early and correct diagnosis is critical in managing the neurological disorder and news of this potential blood test comes as welcome news to those working in the field of studying Parkinson’s.

As CNN notes, a study recently published in the American Academy of Neurology medical journal details that a newly-developed blood test could lead to significant progress in diagnosing Parkinson’s disease. The neurological disorder is currently diagnosed via a painful spinal tap and doctors face challenges in trying to determine whether a patient is facing Parkinson’s disease or atypical parkinsonism disorders (APDs).

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