Questions&Answers fra RedLabs ang XMRV-testing
Dette er svar (25.08.10) fra RedLabs på mine spørsmål om XMRV-testing:
Q: Prof. De Meirleir said to the norwegian patients that had their blood drawn (august) for his treatment study that they would be tested with culture, serology and western blot. Does this mean that you will postpone the testing of us until the serology is ready? Or would you use the culture now and serology when it is available without any aditional cost for the patients?
A:The samples will be tested for Culture + Western (panel). The serology test is not yet available and will be invoiced later (I cannot provide you with the current price; not available).
Q: The published study from FDA/NIH yesterday, showed that they did not find XMRV but a variants of the retrovirus named MLV. Will the tests (culture and serology) be able to detect all the variants of the virus or ONLY the XMRV?
A: The serology test will be able to detect all variants of the virus. It is confirmed.
Q: Will the positive patients produce the same type of anti-bodys to all the variants of the retrovirus so that the serology test will detect all the variants?
A: Yes, the same AB and the serology test will be able to detect them.
Q: Could there be a posibility that you have another variant of the virus and test negative on the XMRV culture and serology test?
A: It is possible in fact for culture.