Updated information from a Nov. 2016 study on biomarkers!
You may have read some of my previous blogs about biomarkers…blood tests for things which may help doctors diagnose Endometriosis without surgery, such as CA-125 levels. There are a lot of hopes that indicators may help save costly diagnostic surgeries, surgical risks, and painful recoveries.
A study published on May 1, 2016, reviewed 141 past studies and analyzed the data.
It does not look good for us, ladies and gents. Well, not yet at least. It concludes, “Overall, there is not enough evidence to recommend testing for any blood biomarker in clinical practice to diagnose endometriosis.” If you’d like to read it for yourself, please click here.
A study published on July 27, 2016, however, holds hope that the CA-125 test may “rule in” Endometriosis. You can read it here.
A November, 2016 publication stated that women with Endometriosis may have elevated MiRNA (micro RNA) gene biomarkers. Strides are being made to…
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