Doctors Claim Genetic Test for Concussions Has Arrived

Determining susceptibility for concussions has arrived, according to a story making the rounds last week.

Specifically, doctors at the Rochester (NY) Holistic Center noted that the SportSafe genetic swab test can help determine what variation of the APO E gene a child or adult carries.

Those who carry the E4 variation of the gene may have a harder time recovering from concussions, and are more likely to suffer serious consequences from them.

An article by Time Warner Cable News suggested the test “is 100 percent accurate.” Yet, curiously, “insurance does not cover the $250 cost.” But that it may be worth it anyway for the “peace of mind for parents who worry about their children playing contact sports.”

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