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Can blood testing detect pulmonary alveolar proteinosis?

Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare lung disease that causes respiratory impairments. Historically-diagnosis of PAP is made by combination of clinical examination-radiographic imagining-and tissue sampling. A new diagnostic test called GM-CSF auto-antibody is a convenient and reliable blood or tissue sample test. GM-CSF auto-antibody is nearly 100 percent sensitive and specific for PAP.

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