Blood Test Accurately Detects Lymphedema, Stanford Study Shows
Goldman B; 2012
Synopsis: This article announces the news that scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine came up with a blood test that can accurately detect lymphedema.
Abstract: Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a set of proteins circulating in blood whose levels accurately flag the presence of lymphedema. The findings, to be reported Dec. 18 in PLoS ONE, spur optimism that this common but relatively neglected condition, which affects an estimated 10 million people in the United States, finally will be amenable to detection (and, eventually, treatment) with 21st-century techniques.
Keywords: lymphedema, blood test
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APA Citation: Goldman, B. (2012). Blood test accurately detects lymphedema, Stanford study shows. EurekAlert!. Retrieved 12 December 2015, from http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-12/sumc-bta121312.php
AMA Citation: Goldman B. Blood test accurately detects lymphedema, Stanford study shows. EurekAlert!. 2012. Available at: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-12/sumc-bta121312.php. Accessed December 12, 2015.