• FDA authorizes first blood test for concussions

    One year ago - By Healio

    Today, the FDA approved the marketing of the first blood test to assess concussion in adults, known as the Brain Trauma Indicator, according to a press release.
    Most patients evaluated for concussion have a negative CT scan, and this new blood test option would help reduce the need for these scans and prevent unnecessary neuroimaging and radiation exposure for patients with suspected mild traumatic brain injury, according to the FDA.
    “Today's action supports the FDA's Initiative to Reduce Unnecessary Radiation Exposure from Medical Imaging - an effort to ensure that each
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  • FDA Approves First Blood Test to Help Diagnose Brain Injuries

    One year ago - By Time

    The first blood test to help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval.
    The move means Banyan Biomarkers can commercialize its test, giving the company an early lead in the biotech industry's race to find a way to diagnose concussions.
    The test doesn't detect concussions and the approval won't immediately change how patients with suspected concussions or other brain trauma are treated. But Wednesday's green light by the Food and Drug Administration “is a big deal because then it opens the door and accelerates technology,” said Michael McCrea, a brain injury...
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