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A March 30, 1987, settlement between then-President Ronald Reagan and French Prime Minister Jacques Chirac gave equal credit for discovering the AIDS virus and developing the blood tests to French and U.
If further study confirms this hypothesis, doctors could advise a man with a PSA of 4 and no other risk factors to get another PSA blood test in six months.
Montagnier has subsequently conceded that he and his colleagues did not know of the existence of that virus and that they based their blood test on another, slightly different virus.
Van der Burg's team used CA 125 blood tests to detect the recurrence of ovarian tumors in 113 women over an average of seven years.
Quidel has acquired the immunochemical Fecal Occult Blood Test (iFOBT) from Alfa Scientific Designs, Inc.
His team also reports that the blood test yielded fewer false-positives than either of the other two screening methods, meaning that fewer men with high PSA levels turned out not to have cancer when their prostate cells were biopsied.
Another potential blood test for susceptibility to alcoholism targets abnormal responses of two enzymes found in blood platelets (SN: 1/30/88, p.
On the technical side, during the same period, we developed a general RECAF blood test to detect cancer, which was licensed to a major healthcare company.
The Air Force has begun applying a relatively new blood test (SN: 10/4/86, p.
PHOENIX -- GW Medical Technologies LLC, the worldwide technology provider of the blood test for Alzheimer's disease (AD) known as the LymPro(TM) Test, announces a nationwide online registration of Alzheimer's patients, caregivers and physicians who want to become involved in upcoming clinical studies for this breakthrough diagnostic blood test for Alzheimer's disease.
But a quick blood test, just approved for commercial use, can identify which pigs contain the parasitic trichina worm.
PHOENIX -- Biomarker Technologies LLC, the worldwide technology provider of the BT Test(TM), is beginning a nationwide mobilization of women and physicians who want to become involved in upcoming clinical studies for this first-of-its-kind diagnostic blood test for breast cancer.