Endometriosis Might be Determined By Blood Test
Pennsylvania State University researchers have revealed that lipid metabolism, a parameter easily measured with a blood test, is different in mice models of endometriosis. The finding may ultimately lead to a new diagnosing tool for endometriosis patients.
The study,”Metabolomics revelas altered lipid metabolism in a mouse model of endometriosis,” was published in the Journal of Proteome Research.
Currently, laparoscopic surgery is the standard method used to diagnose endometriosis disease. The invasive procedure requires inserting a tube equipped with a tiny video camera into the peritoneal cavity so that physicians can see the involved organs.