Could a blood test determine if you have a brain injury?
Brain injuries are quite tricky. It is not always easy to tell if the brain has something wrong with it unless there is a visible injury. Even then, the effects are not always clear. The brain remains somewhat a mystery. However, if you suffer from a brain injury, it is imperative that you get treatment as soon as possible. This is made difficult when your doctor in Virginia cannot even tell if your brain has an injury. Forbes notes that a new discovery could change everything and allow doctors to run a simple blood test to determine if you have a brain injury.
Imagine how amazing it would be to do a simple test and know right away if there is something wrong with the brain. That is truly amazing, and something that could change the face of TBI treatment.
The blood test is used in conjunction with a device that can let medical professionals know in 15 minutes if a patient has a brain injury. The quick response time could prevent complications and ensure you get the help you need as soon as possible to lower risks.
The best part is that this process enables doctors to find injuries that might have otherwise never been detected. Our current options for diagnosis often miss injuries, especially when it comes to concussions. This technology and the use of blood-based markers to diagnose TBI is just in the beginning stages, but the future is looking bright for this becoming the next best thing in brain injury care. This information is for education and is not legal advice.