Lab Test May Detect Parkinson’s Disease Even Before Symptoms Appear

Everyday Health, April 17, 2023

In a first for Parkinson’s research, a large new study confirmed that a laboratory test analyzing brain and spinal cord fluid for clumps of a protein called alpha-synuclein can accurately detect Parkinson’s disease, even in people without symptoms such as tremor and slowed or limited movement.

Published in the May 2023 edition of the Lancet Neurology, the results showed that the lab test was able to identify abnormal protein accumulations in 88 percent of all participants with Parkinson’s disease…READ MORE

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