New blood test is developed for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

01/14/2012 | United Press International

U.K. researchers are developing a blood test that can detect variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, the human form of bovine spongiform encephalopathy. The test will help safeguard the country's blood supply and identify infected individuals. This is the first noninvasive test that can also be used antemortem in humans.

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