Liver test to aid paracetamol overdose treatment

People who overdose on paracetamol (acetaminophen) could be helped by a blood test that shows immediately if they are going to suffer liver damage. Researchers in Edinburgh and Liverpool said the test would help doctors identify which patients arriving in hospital need more intensive treatment. The blood test detects levels of specific molecules in blood associated with liver damage. The three different molecules are called miR-122, HMGB1 and FL-K18