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New test to diagnose asthma developed at UW-Madison

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A team of UW-Madison researchers has developed a new tool for accurately diagnosing asthma.

One of the researchers, David Beebe, with the UW-Madison Biomedical Engineering Department, said asthma remains a difficult disorder to accurately diagnose. He says test currently consist of a series of clinical tests.

Now using just a single drop of blood, Beebe and his team have developed a faster and more accurate tool for diagnosing even mild cases of asthma.

Beebe said the new test looks at a correlation between asthmatic patients and the most abundant type of white blood cells in the body.

To learn more about the test, click here.

Beebe joined us on 27 News at 5 on Monday.

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