Lab Claims New Blood Test Detects Early Lung Cancer

by: cancercompass

UK-based Oncimmune LLC recently announced an early detection blood test for lung cancer, reports the Kansas City Business Journal.

Named EarlyCDT-Lung, the test is performed solely at the company's laboratory in De Soto, Kansas. According to a recent company press release, the lab uses high-precision, liquid-handling robots and other instruments to produce more accurate results.

The test specifically measures six autoantibodies involved in lung cancer development, and detects the body's immune response in the form of antibodies to antigens. Healthy immune systems don't typically produce antibodies against normal-tissue antigens.

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