Method and apparatus for measuring factors in mammary fluids

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6471660
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09488905

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Provided are methods for non-invasively obtaining mammary fluid from a subject. The method further provides methods for measuring the risk of a mammary disease by measuring a biological factor in the mammary fluid. Further provided is an apparatus useful in obtaining a mammary fluid from the mammary gland of a subject.

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WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITYDETROIT, MI250

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Covington, Chandice College of Nursing Center for Health Research 5557 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48202 5 65

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