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Alzheimer's Diagnostic guidelines updated first time in decades
elvisgirl01
Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 6:26 AM
Joined: 5/7/2012
Posts: 97


http://www.nia.nih.gov/newsroom/2011/04/alzheimers-diagnostic-guidelines-updated-first-time-decades
John1943
Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 1:27 PM
Joined: 4/18/2012
Posts: 21


"However, use of these imaging and biomarker tests at this stage* are recommended only for research. These biomarkers are still being developed and standardized and are not ready for use by clinicians in general practice."

 

Not much of an update, in my opinion. 

 

John

 

*(pre-clinical)


SteveSanJose
Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2012 11:17 PM
Joined: 1/3/2012
Posts: 189


This is the guideline my doctor follows. There is a PetScan with BioMarker that was FDA aproved in April for early AD detection. Aproved but not insurence covered yet.