Novel, first-in-class non-invasive endometriosis diagnostic kit
Student: Katie Uhler, 2019-2020
An incomplete understanding of endometriosis and a lack of effective, noninvasive diagnostic methods have created a delay in the diagnosis of endometriosis of 8-10 years. Researchers are in the process of developing a first-in-class, non-invasive endometriosis diagnostic test. When this novel diagnostic tool becomes a standard component of the clinical evaluation of patients with dysmenorrhea, pelvic pain, and infertility, it will greatly expedite endometriosis diagnosis. The development and use of this diagnostic will also help advance researchers’ knowledge of endometriosis and lead to the creation of more effective treatments.