Blood test can now predict Alzheimer's
July 8 , 2014
British scientists have developed a blood test that can detect which people with mild memory loss will eventually develop Alzheimer’s, as per media reports.
The 10-year research, which led to this breakthrough was carried out by a global collaboration that included researchers from London’s King’s College and Proteome Sciences, a British firm.
The test, based on a set of 10 proteins in the blood, can predict with an accuracy of 87% the onset of Alzheimer's disease within a year among people with failing memory.
The test is expected to be available in two years and cost between £100 and £300.