A blood test that Abbott Labs (ABT -0.4%) is developing could cut the time it takes to diagnose...

|About: Abbott Laboratories (ABT)|By:, SA News Editor

A blood test that Abbott Labs (ABT -0.4%) is developing could cut the time it takes to diagnose a heart attack by several hours, a small study of 19 healthy people indicates. The test assesses the blood for troponin, which is a protein in the heart muscle and which can indicate injury to the organ. (PR)