Long-Sought Blood Test for Alzheimer’s in Reach, New Study Finds
A newly developed blood test for Alzheimer’s has diagnosed the disease as accurately as methods that are far more expensive or invasive, scientists reported. The test, which could be available in a few years, has the potential to make diagnosis simpler, more affordable and widely available. In the New York Times, Michael Weiner, NCIRE-supported scientist and UCSF professor, commented: “It’s not a cure, it’s not a treatment, but you can’t treat the disease without being able to diagnose it. And accurate, low-cost diagnosis is really exciting, so it’s a breakthrough."