Chase Spurlock from Vanderbilt University: New Blood Test Could Catch Multiple Sclerosis Sooner

SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
Adam Hochron

At the moment the best way to get a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis is through a brain scan. A team in Tennessee is working to improve that with a blood test that could find the condition sooner allowing for treatment to begin faster.

Chase Spurlock, PhD, from Vanderbilt University discussed this potential advancement during the annual ECTRIMS conference held in London. Spurlock, who also serves as CEO of IQuity said the research has been more than a decade in the making and believes if the test progresses as he hopes it will it will be able to detect not only multiple scelrosis, but also other conditions as well. 

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