The painful condition, suffered by around 1.5 million women in the UK, is difficult to diagnose, with the average sufferer waiting more than seven years before it is identified. Scientists have developed a blood test that can detect up to 90 per cent of cases of endometriosis. The test, developed by MDNA Life Sciences and experts at the University of Oxford, will be available privately within nine months at a… The new test looks for tiny DNA fragments in the blood, providing a diagnosis with in days, meaning women can be offered treatment far sooner. Often, patients need to go undergo keyhole surgery to identify tissues around the ovaries and fallopian tubes in order to diagnose the condition. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.