Discussion in 'XMRV Testing, Treatment and Transmission' started by Daffodil, Sep 8, 2010.
What if my Fanta test positive?
Then it's a saliva test too.
Who knew pee could be so much fun!
That's one for the Canadians.
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Is Raphael around? Raphael did some research on this urine test. I sent the info to Annette in June when I saw it
Prostate Cancer gets all the good stuff first. (pout)
So I don't know about this company but it's definitely doable! When I search the Ambion Inc. web site they don't have anything specific for XMRV just the Urine RNA separation kit. Either way whoever patents that puppy first is going to have a nice big dog to take to the bank!
Rich Van K posted on another thread some notes that Dr Cheney had taken during the recent NIH conference. The whole of it is quite interesting, but in terms of this thread, I'll just point out this tidbit:
"Tissue macrophage reservoirs would be analogous with HIV as well. It would seem that bronchial secretions, nasal secretions and sex organ secretions as well as feces and urine are well positioned to help the virus to spread itself to other macaques, especially if activated."
This would indicate that the virus would be detectable in these substances; perhaps more so that blood, since earlier in the notes he mentions that the virus is almost immediately cleared from the blood and stored in almost all organs fo the body (in macaques.) It's quite possible blood is the most difficult way to find this family of viruses.
For those who have not read these notes in their entirety, here's the link:
http://www.forums.aboutmecfs.org/sh...e-XMRV-workshop&highlight=rich cheney macaque
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