Protein Biomarker May Lead to Urine-based Test for Childhood Appendicitis | GenomeWeb

By Tony Fong

This story originally ran on June 23.

Researchers in Massachusetts have uncovered a novel candidate protein biomarker that could provide the basis for a diagnostic test for appendicitis in children.

If the biomarker pans out in further studies, it would provide clinicians an easy and accurate method for diagnosis of the ailment, which accounts for the most common childhood surgical emergency, according to the researchers.

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