Wellness/Prevention: Blood Test for Early Detection of Osteoarthritis on the Horizon.

Researchers from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom say they have created the first blood test for detecting early-stage osteoarthritis (OA). Not only can this simple blood test detect OA before damage to the bone occurs but it can also distinguish between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Lead researcher Dr. Naila Rabbani says, “This is a remarkable and unexpected finding. It could help bring early-stage and appropriate treatment for arthritis, which gives the best chance of effective treatment.” Scientific Reports, March 2015

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