Urine test may detect respiratory conditions in newborns

Most diagnostic methods for newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit are invasive, requiring tissue or blood samples. Researchers in Russia report in a new study, however, that urine may be effective for diagnosing respiratory conditions in the youngest of patients.

Testing urine samples for a set of proteins may help improve diagnosis of respiratory conditions in newborns, according a proof-of-concept study published in the Journal of Proteomics.

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