New international reference method for Alzheimer’s diagnosis confirmed

Written by Alice Weatherston

A new reference method developed by researchers at Gothenburg University (Sweden) has been designated as the new international reference method for Alzheimer’s diagnosis. The method, which utilizes measures of spinal fluid beta amyloid, could have the potential to diagnose the disease 10–30 years before the first notable symptoms appear. The Joint Committee for Traceability in Laboratory Medicine, which was set up to improve standardization between and within laboratories worldwide, has given international recognition to the work of Henrik Zetterberg, Kaj Blennow (Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University) and colleagues. Blennow highlighted the importance of the work: “This means that the method will...

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