Blood Test May Help Determine Who Is at Risk for Psychosis
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A study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers represents an important step forward in the accurate diagnosis of people who are experiencing the earliest stages of psychosis.
The research is in Schizophrenia Bulletin. (full access paywall)
Research: “Towards a Psychosis Risk Blood Diagnostic for Persons Experiencing High-Risk Symptoms: Preliminary Results From the NAPLS Project” by Diana O. Perkins, Clark D. Jeffries, Jean Addington, Carrie E. Bearden, Kristin S. Cadenhead, Tyrone D. Cannon, Barbara A. Cornblatt, Daniel H. Mathalon, Thomas H. McGlashan, Larry J. Seidman, Ming T. Tsuang, Elaine F. Walker, Scott W. Woods and Robert Heinssen in Schizophrenia Bulletin. doi:10.1093/schbul/sbu099
Image: The study concludes that the multiplex blood assay, if independently replicated and if integrated with studies of other classes of biomarkers, has the potential to be of high value in the clinical setting. This image is for illustrative purposes only. Credit PublicDomainPictures.