PARKINSON'S DISEASE NEWS
17th May 2009 - News release
NEW METHOD OF DIAGNOSING PARKINSON'S DISEASE
Transgenomic and Power3 Medical have announced the introduction of a new blood test for Parkinson's Disease called NuroProģ PD. The NuroPro PD test can help clinicians distinguish patients with Parkinsonís diseases from those that don't have Parkinson's Disease, and those people with other neurological disorders. The tests are a panel of blood serum protein biomarkers that are evaluated to predict the probability that somebody has Parkinson's Disease.
The results showed that NuroPro PD was able to discriminate between Parkinsonís Disease patients and age-matched control subjects with a sensitivity of 93% and specificity of 96%. Samples from Parkinsonís Disease patients were correctly identified with 100% sensitivity when tested. The aim is to market NuroPro PD in the near future. For more information go to the Press release. As many as 25% of people with Parkinson's Disease are wrongly diagnosed. So a method of diagnosing Parkinson's Disease that was far more accurate than symptom questionnaires, and much cheaper than the relatively expensive scanning methods, would be a major development. For current methods of diagnosis, go to Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease. For more current news go to Parkinson's Disease News.
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