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The test rules out bleeding but it doesn’t give quick answers, especially for youth athletes, experts tell Healthline.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently fast-tracked approval for a blood testTrusted Source that’s said to help detect concussions, but experts say the test’s capabilities are being overstated.

The Brain Trauma Indicator, made by Banyan Biomarkers, received the green light to go on the market in less than six months. That’s a pretty quick timeline for the FDA, which granted its approval under its new Breakthrough Devices ProgramTrusted Source.

Source: Health Line

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