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On field blood test to diagnose concussions
On field blood test to diagnose concussions (January 13, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From Rochester - Scientists have developed a blood test which can help diagnose sports concussions--on the field, according to a report published in PLOS ONE. Researchers studied 46 athletes, all of whom underwent baseline testing for the brain protein S100B. After exertion, athlete's S100B levels only rose an average of 2%. However, 22 athletes went on to suffer clinically confirmed concussions, 17 who underwent S100B testing within 3 hours of injury. Results showed that S100B levels rose an average of 81% in these athletes, when compared to baseline
 
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