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Photos of the Day: Concussion Blood Test

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:59am
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Abbott's handheld, diagnostic analyzer is capable of performing a panel of commonly ordered blood tests on two or three drops of blood at the patient's side. Research suggests that certain proteins are released in the bloodstream following a brain injury, such as a concussion. Data have shown that detecting a mild traumatic brain injury can be difficult since imaging technology may not show abnormalities and symptoms can be similar to or mistaken for other medical conditions.

Read: Abbott & DOD to Develop Portable Blood Tests for Evaluating Concussions

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