Could a saliva sample change the diagnostic process in a big way? DotLab thinks that they have figured out how to diagnose Endometriosis through a bio-marker that seems to be elevated in those with Endometriosis.
Endometriosis is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat because symptoms often go unnoticed, over looked by doctors and symptoms over lap with many other illnesses. A saliva sample or blood sample diagnoses would be a game changer. Currently the only way to diagnose Endometriosis is through surgery called a laparoscopy where they use a small camera to look inside the abdomen to physically see the Endometriosis.
Although there is currently no data available for this new possibility I remain hopeful that this will be a complete change in the way we diagnose Endo!
My name is Kristen McRobie, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Endometriosis when I was 21.