LBD Diagnosis Challenges

75% of LBD patients are initially given a wrong diagnosis.

“According to the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA), its takes an average of three doctors and more than 18 months to correctly diagnose LBD. Most doctors fail to recognize the signs of LBD; the symptoms are very similar to Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease” (Ref.3)

Accurate Early Diagnosis Aids Proper Disease Management

Identifying LBD/DLB earlier in the disease can aid in making therapeutic decisions

SYNTap Biomarker Test provides clinicians with valuable information to make an early diagnosis, helping to avoid medications, which can bring on severe side effects in LBD/DLB patients.

“Many commonly used medications can produce severe side effects in patients with DLB, notably medications with anticholinergic or antidopaminergic actions. Substantial improvement in quality of life can be achieved by ceasing these treatments.”  (7)

SYNTap Test Capabilities

The SYNTap Test has been shown to detect α-Synuclein status with 87% sensitivity, 97% specificity and an overall accuracy of 93.9%.

“Common difficulties in establishing diagnosis included atypical or non-specific presentations, conditions with very low prevalence, the presence of co-morbid illnesses and perceptual features, which are all characteristic of LBD.”  (3)

Download the SYNTap Test Specification Sheet for details.