Breakthrough in Developing Blood Test for Pain – Neuroscience News

Pain blood test public neurosicencenewsIndiana University School of Medicine researchers:

’“We have developed a prototype for a blood test that can objectively tell doctors if the patient is in pain, and how severe that pain is. It’s very important to have an objective measure of pain, as pain is a subjective sensation. Until now we have had to rely on patients self-reporting or the clinical impression the doctor has. When we started this work it was a farfetched idea. But the idea was to find a way to treat and prescribe things more appropriately to people who are in pain.”…’

Via Neuroscience News

One thought on “Breakthrough in Developing Blood Test for Pain – Neuroscience News

  1. grzz40

    Fascinating. Important, I would think. I wonder what definitions of pain are used, which are excluded. Example, arthritic, itching (athletes foot, mosquito, hive, scab, …), sprain, fracture, cancer, migraine, under cast, ….

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