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«Tests currently offered at RED Laboratories
RED Laboratories has licensed the proprietary XMRV test from WP Biotechnologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Whittemore Peterson Institute. We use the co-culture procedure, where the sample to be tested is put in contact with an infection-sensitive cell line. XMRV is allowed to replicate in the cells for several days, resulting in significant amplification of viral titers. The amplified virus can then more easily be detected by PCR or Western Blot.
To perform this test we ask 3x 8 ml whole blood in Na-heparin tubes, 1x 2ml yellow cap tube and 2x 2ml whole blood in EDTA tubes. Specimens must be received within 48 hours at room temperature.
Cost of this test is 340€. This price includes the co-culture and a screen for other MLV-related viruses by direct PCR on whole blood.
RED Laboratories has made an agreement with VIPdx, Reno, Nevada, to offer serology testing. Samples will be collected in our laboratory and sent to VIPdx for analysis.
To perform this test we ask 1x serum separator tube (yellow cap).
Cost of this test is 219€. This price includes first processing of samples (serum separation), storing, shipping to the USA and reporting of results.
- Detection of MLV-related viruses by PCR and sequencing
This test is based on the publication by Lo et al., who reported the detection of MLV-related sequences in the blood of CFS patients.
To perform this test we ask 1x 2ml whole blood in EDTA tube (purple cap).
Cost of this test is 108€. Note that it is included in the co-culture test, so you don’t have to order MLV screen if you already request co-culture.
We have the capacity to sequence the PCR products, however this is currently performed only for internal use (quality control, research projects). We may start routine sequencing in the future, if it appears that distinguishing the different virus variants is clinically important.»
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