Diagnosis: the first step towards healing
What is EDITDIAG?
EDITDIAG is a blood test to diagnose mental illnesses, with a primary focus on depression and mental illnesses.
EDITDIAG will initially be intended for patients admitted to emergency rooms for severe depression, anxiety or suspected suicide attempts. ALCEDIAG will then make its tests available in other settings, for example to general practitioners, psychiatrists, etc.
How does it work?
The EDITDIAG test involves a simple blood test. It is thus quick and minimally invasive.
Once collected, the blood sample is sent to a laboratory to be analyzed. During the analysis, ALCEDIAG biomarkers are identified in the blood sample. The quantitative analysis of these biomarkers compared to the ALCEDIAG proprietary algorithm provides valuable information on the patient’s mental health and possible illnesses.
Within 48 hours, ALCEDIAG provides medical staff with the results of the analysis, which, combined with the results of the clinical examination, will improve the patient's diagnosis.
How can EDITDIAG help?
The EDITDIAG objective is to improve well-being and support patients and those close to them. Timely and efficient diagnosis is the first step towards appropriate patient management and treatment. By contributing to this diagnosis, EDITDIAG aims to improve patients’ lives throughout the treatment and healing phases.
EDITDIAG provides unique objective and quantitative data to assist medical staff in the process of diagnosing mental conditions. Diagnosing mental illnesses is a specific process in medicine. For most physical pathologies, many diagnostic tools exist, ranging from stethoscopes or even flashlights to the most advanced IRMs. Nevertheless, in order to diagnose mental illnesses, doctors rely almost exclusively on empirical elements such as experience, expertise, questionnaires and interviews. Furthermore, mental illness diagnostics depend on the will and ability of the patient to communicate, as well as on their state of mind in that particular moment.
EDITDIAG provides objective and quantitative data to complement empirical data and reach a timely and efficient diagnostic.
When will EDITDIAG be available?
EDITDIAG, though already validated by several clinical studies, is still under development and available for research use only.