The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a blood test to determine traumatic brain injury (TBI).
A statement released by the administration said doctors have been informed that blood tests have been approved to help diagnose traumatic brain injuries.
The test, which detects the two proteins in the blood circulation within 12 hours following a pulse in the brain cells.
It emphasizes however that the brain tomography of the patients will be taken if the blood test is positive.
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb stated that the test overlaps the disease with the aim of providing new technologies and reducing patients' unnecessary exposure to radiation.
The blood test was first stated to be performed in the emergency department of the hospitals.