The Army recently gained approval for a rapid blood test for traumatic brain injury that can be used on the battlefield. For at least the past decade researchers have been seeking a way to quickly detect and diagnose TBI, according to an Army statement. “A rapid test for TBI is a critical addition to our downrange capability to care for the brain health of our most important weapon system, the warfighter, and help maintain a high state of readiness across the Force,” said Army Brig. Gen. Michael J. Talley, commanding general for the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command and Fort Detrick, Maryland.

 

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