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How long for new test results?

Discussion in 'XMRV Testing, Treatment and Transmission' started by Jimk, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. Jimk

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    I'm about to pony up for the serology and culture tests from VIP. The kit should be waiting and I have a doctor to order the draw and test. My question: how long has it taken for results on the new tests? Has anyone gotten results back yet?:confused:
     
  2. Daffodil

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    VIp told me yesterday that it will now take 8 weeks to get results for the serology test.
     
  3. Jimk

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    Thanks Daffodil. Seems like a darn long wait, but what else is new with this illness.
     
  4. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    The serology is another method that you can pay for, if you want, correct? Is the wait shorter without serology?

    I am curious because I am wondering what this means for me in regards to blood I had drawn as part of an NIH study in the beginning of August!

    I offered more blood if needed, I guess they haven't found XMRV in me and this is there response to my request of my XMRV status:

    "Your blood is negative for XMRV so far. Testing continues. I will let you know if/when I hear differently."

    I believe they are looking for the MLVs also now since the news broke at the beginning of this month!
     
  5. Daffodil

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    gg....interesting! i have no idea. i dont think VIP is doing the testing for the NIH study, are they?
     
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    VIP told me that it would be about the same time of any test (8 weeks) when I asked recently for a friend. About 8 weeks.
     
  7. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Thanks for this.
     
  8. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    No, I believe Cornell is doing the testing. Dr. Bell is "overseeing" the study.
     
  9. Cloud

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    Oh no....8 weeks? They told me 4-6 weeks....but that was a month ago. Maybe they are more backed up now.
     
  10. JAXintheCity

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    They told me today (October 1st) 8-weeks. They fax the results to your doctor... so, if you've been waiting especially long, you might want to check with your MD. After they send results to your doctor, you can sign a release to receive a copy of the results yourself.
     
  11. Lynn

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    I called on Tuesday, 5 weeks after I sent the test in. Even though I sent my blood sample in on the first day VIP offered the test, they still had not started the process. They told me my test is in the next batch to run and will take another two weeks to process.

    I wonder what they do with that fresh blood? It can't be very fresh once they run the test. Maybe they have to freeze it after all.

    Lynn
     
  12. Cloud

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    They got mine the same day (8-23), and actually it was a re-do from May. I had the draw done originally in May, but apparently the specimen wasn't viable after that long. I'm kinda bummed the results are once again pushed out because I keep rescheduling my return appointment to include these Serology results. Results or not, I'm going to Tahoe this next week.
     

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