Sonia L. Planey, PhD, and her team at The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, PA, have developed a urine test that can diagnose Interstitial Cystitis. According to the Interstitial Cystitis Association:
The new, patent-pending test detects the presence of antiproliferative factor (APF), the urinary marker unique to IC.
This test will be a wonderful asset to patients because, if this test works as it is supposed to, a cystocopy will no longer be necessary to diagnose IC Disease. The test is supposed to confirm an IC diagnosis in about 30 minutes.
For more information on this test and the research and researchers, please click the link below.