Scientists have developed the first handheld device that can accurately diagnose concussion in just fifteen minutes. Using a simple blood test, the tool enables doctors to swiftly evaluate mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) and relieve the pressure on frontline health services.
It is the first test that can identify two complementary biomarkers known to be elevated after brain injury, which means it can objectively diagnose concussion. In the future, it could be used in sports, schools and workplaces, in addition to helping paramedics and hospital emergency staff triage patients.
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