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First Alzheimer's disease risk assessment blood test for consumers hits market

Posted on AllSides August 1st, 2023
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Reuters/Brian Snyder

Quest Diagnostics on Monday released the first blood test for consumer purchase that can help assess the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

The AD-Detect Test for Alzheimer's Disease costs $399 and is available for purchase online and can assess a person's risk based on a brain protein that contributes to the condition, according to Quest. 

Quest said its screening test uses plasma from a single blood draw to evaluate levels of amyloid beta proteins – which can form plaques in the brain and are linked to the progression of Alzheimer's disease...

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