FDA Approves Blood Test for Brain Injuries
FDA Approves Blood Test for Brain Injuries

Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a blood test that quickly detect concussions and brain injuries in patients. The Branyan Brain Trauma Indicator (BBTI) is a breakthrough discovery that may help in early detection of traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

The blood test works by measuring the blood for two brain-specific protein markers. These proteins appear in the blood at higher levels after a person has suffered a TBI.

While the test is a helpful tool for detecting potential brain injuries, it is not meant to diagnose patients with a concussion or TBI. Instead, it is a tool that will help medical personnel quickly determine whether a patient needs to seek a higher level of medical treatment.

“There were roughly 2.8 million emergency room visits related to traumatic brain injuries in 2013, according to the CDC. This blood test will be a great help for determining whether a patient may need further tests and treatment for TBI,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, El Centro, and Yucca Valley, and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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