Tragically, AML progresses extraordinarily fast. Thus, any delay in diagnosis/treatment results in a loss of precious time for life-saving chemotherapy.
Scientists from the University of Bonn developed an innovative RNA-fingerprint-based test of peripheral blood samples.
Data sets from more than 4.000 patients demonstrate a specificity of > 0,996 and a sensitivity of > 0,992.
By using peripheral blood samples, the test is easily applicable. With the diagnosis also being fast and cost-efficient, the present invention is also applicable (as an exclusion diagnosis) by the general practitioner.
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