Diagnostic Tool for Parkinson's Disease (video) RMIT University Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Researchers have developed the first tool that can diagnose Parkinson's disease when there are no physical symptoms, offering hope for more effective treatment of the condition. There are currently no laboratory tests for Parkinson's and by the time people present to a neurologist with symptoms, nerve cells in their brains have already suffered irreversible damage. The RMIT University research team behind the new diagnostic software -- which works with readily available technologies and has an accuracy rate of 93 percent -- hope it could one day be used as a standard screening test to spot the condition in its earliest stages. Credit RMIT University Usage Restrictions Credit RMIT University Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.