New Cut-off Levels for Blood VLCFAs May Aid X-ALD Diagnosis

New Cut-off Levels for Blood VLCFAs May Aid X-ALD Diagnosis

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New Cut-off Levels for Blood VLCFAs May Aid X-ALD Diagnosis

Proposed new cut-off levels for values of very long-chain fatty acids, or VLCFAs — whose buildup characterizes X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) — show higher sensitivity and specificity for detecting genetically confirmed X-ALD. Using these revised cut-off levels could improve the accuracy of X-ALD diagnoses, according to researchers. Those are the findings of a new study, “Defining diagnostic cutoffs in neurological patients for serum very long chain fatty acids (VLCFA) in genetically confirmed X-Adrenoleukodystrophy,” published in the…

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