Women suffering from endometriosis with a new Test significantly better diagnosed

Ground-breaking development in the diagnosis of endometriosis

A groundbreaking Test could diagnose up to 90 percent of cases of endometriosis and as a result, millions of women around the world year long torment to spare. The Test looks for small DNA fragments in the blood and can spare women the need to undergo an Operation, the disease.

In a study of the internationally recognised University of Oxford and MDNA Life Sciences, it was found that a new Test in the future may improve the diagnosis of endometriosis significantly. The results of the study were published in the English journal “Biomarkers in Medicine”.

Endometriosis is characterized by pain, mainly through fierce rule. Most affected women have to be operated on. (Image: inesbazdar/fotolia.com)

The new Test works in just a few days

It is seven and takes an average of a half years to get a diagnosis from the first signs of the new Test, however, can lead in a few days to a result. The British researchers developed the Test to already be within nine months for a price of £ 250 available. The so-called Mitomic Endometriosis Test looks for biomarkers for endometriosis in the blood by mutations are analyzed in the DNA. Through these newly identified biomarkers can be endometriosis in blood samples in up to nine out of ten cases, even in the early stages of the disease be accurately detected. Mutations in mitochondrial DNA, represent ideal biomarkers, which provide a unique and detailed diary about damage to the DNA and so help to detect many hard-to-diagnose diseases and conditions.

What is endometriosis?

Endometriosis occurs when tissue, which is the lining of the uterus resembles, begins to grow in other Parts of the body such as the ovaries, pelvis, bowel, bladder, and fallopian tubes. These cells respond to each and every month in the same way as in the mother’s womb. In the process, occurring in the blood may not, however, go as normal during the Menstruation from the body. This is inflammation, pain, and a collection of scar tissue release. The symptoms include a strong menstrual bleeding, pain, and fatigue, as well as a higher risk for infertility, and bowel and bladder problems. The cause is unknown, but may be genetically determined and immune system problems, or the action of chemicals to be due. The only definitive method for diagnosis of endometriosis laparoscopy. An Operation of a camera through a small incision near the navel in the pelvis is introduced. If endometriosis is diagnosed, it can be during the laparoscopy, or the overgrown tissue is removed treated. The treatment focuses on pain relief and improving the quality of life, which may include surgery or hormone treatment.

The advantages of the new Test

The ground-breaking Test for endometriosis is the way this disease is diagnosed will fundamentally change. Women can be treated earlier, the pain and any reduced Suffering, and in addition provides cost savings for the health system. (as)