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Measurement of gene blood biomarkers was used by researchers to diagnose and discriminate between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and those with no psychological disorder. The diagnosis was 95-97% accurate. This diagnosis method is called the Sentinel Principle and is believed to have the capability of diagnosing many other diseases through blood-based biomarkers. More research is being done in this area with cancer, central nervous system disorders, cardiovascular disease and arthritis receiving particular attention. Current diagnosis is an inexact science which can take months or even years to achieve a diagnosis. Early diagnosis of most diseases generally allows for a better prognosis.
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About: Genetic biomarkers has potential to diagnose psychiatric disorders
Date: 19 January 2005
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