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Researchers develop blood test to detect liver damage

Researchers from University College London (UCL) in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts in the US have developed a new blood test to identify liver damage within one hour.

The test is designed to detect the damage even before the appearance of symptoms and so addresses the need for the early diagnosis of liver diseases.

Validated in clinical samples, the test was found to differentiate samples from healthy individuals and those with different degrees of liver damage.