New Alzheimer's Test

Published 03/10 2014 06:02PM

Updated 03/10 2014 06:03PM

Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center say a simple blood test can estimate with greater than 90 percent accuracy if a healthy older person will develop mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease within three years.

The test identifies 10 lipids, or fats, in the blood that may be able to predict early disease, before symptoms appear. Larger studies need to be done before the test could be made available to the public.

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