With all the DES studies on epigenetics and transgenerational effects, when will we have a test to determine if a person has been exposed to DES?
” The NHS does not rule the world or even the UK. While there is no justification for spurious and unhelpful screening tests, the NHS does not provide many important tests for common conditions or the harmful effects of hormone use. So far few of the revealing tests I have used since 1962 are routinely available except from some private laboratories or specialist university departments.
For example, Acumen laboratory was set up by Dr John McLaren-Howard to offer tests that are not available elsewhere although supported by significant numbers of medical and scientific publications and which would otherwise remain in the research domain. The most important areas of investigation concern ATP metabolism (energy provision) and DNA adducts (exogenous or endogenous chemical effects of DNA) such as those containing nickel which are potentially carcinogenic. ”
Ellen C G Grant
Physician and medical gynaecologist, Retired
Sources: Some non-NHS screening tests at the cutting edge of medical science Re: Margaret McCartney: The unacceptable cost of non-NHS screening, The BMJ BMJ 2016;354:i3959, 26 July 2016 – in reply to Margaret McCartney: The unacceptable cost of non-NHS screening, The BMJ BMJ 2016;354:i3959, 20 July 2016. Image via nasamarshall.