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This new blood test can detect traumatic brain injury in troops | Military Times
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This new blood test can detect traumatic brain injury in troops | Military Times

A new type of blood test is being used to detect mild traumatic brain injury, Army researchers have announced.

It is the first blood test for use in evaluating mild TBI to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a Feb. 14 release from the Army Medical Materiel Development Activity.

“There are blood tests for many diseases on the market, but this is the first one dedicated to traumatic brain injury,” said Army Lt. Col. Kara Schmid, project manager for the Neurotrauma and Psychological Health Project Management Office at the USAMMDA at Fort Detrick, Maryland.

Source: This new blood test can detect traumatic brain injury in troops | Military Times