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RESULTS ARE JUST A BREATH AWAY WITH NEW ISRAELI LIVER TEST

June 13, 2006
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Liver biopsies are an invasive, uncomfortable and painful ordeal. A long hollow needle is pressed into the abdomen to remove tissue samples to assess liver injury resulting from infectious disease like Hepatitis C, or metabolic liver diseases related to overweight and obesity. But thanks to an Israeli innovation called BreathID, a patient now merely has to breathe into an instrument and wait 20-30 minutes to determine the status of his liver, its function and whether he should be prescribed treatment.
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