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Assay shows promise in diagnosing Parkinson's disease, Lewy body dementia

The Real-Time Quaking-Induced Conversion assay developed by NIH researchers yielded 93% accuracy in diagnosing people with Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies, while excluding all healthy controls, researchers reported in the journal Acta Neuropathologica Communications. The findings, based on data involving 60 cerebrospinal fluid samples, also showed that RT-QuIC produced test results within two days, compared with up to 13 days for related assays.

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