Scientists Closer to Detecting Alzheimer's With a Blood Test

Scientists Closer to Detecting Alzheimer's With a Blood Test
Mike Hensdill/The Gaston Gazette via AP

An experimental blood test was highly accurate at distinguishing people with Alzheimer's disease from those without it in several studies, boosting hopes that there soon may be a simple way to help diagnose this most common form of dementia.

Developing such a test has been a long-sought goal, and scientists warn that the new approach still needs more validation and is not yet ready for wide use.

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