Feinstein Institute Researchers Develop Noninvasive Endometriosis Diagnostic Assay
“If [the patient] can tell their sister, daughter, or other female relatives, it can have a significant impact on the suffering generations to come,” he noted.
With the assay being developed by the Feinstein team, a diagnosis can be done in less than three days, according to the researchers. “We’ve developed an assay that can work with 4,000 cells, and isolate just the SFCs that are there, rather than growing them for three weeks,” Metz explained. “We can freeze menstrual fluid in time in a way that doesn’t kill the cells.”
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