Alzheimer’s: A Blood Test Could Detect The Disease 20 Years Before Symptoms

A team of American researchers has developed a blood test, 94% accurate, for the early identification of Alzheimer’s disease.

A blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease

A new step in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists at the University of Washington School of Medicine report that they are able, through a blood test, to predict the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease up to 20 years before the first signs appear. According to the researchers, when blood amyloid levels are combined with two other risk factors – age and the presence of the APOE4 genetic variant – this test has an accuracy of around 94%. open next page to see More