Emory University report the successful development of an experimental clinical test for XMRV

“This assay has been rigorously confirmed by two independent labs and two independent technologies (PCR and FISH); thus confidence in the accuracy of the test is high.”

The recently discovered retrovirus, xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV), has been identified in some prostate cancer patients. In light of conflicting data concerning XMRV, standardized diagnostic testing is important to identify patients in which XMRV is present and to determine whether it plays a role in the incidence of prostate cancer.

An article published in the April issue of Urology® is a step in this direction as researchers from Emory University report the successful development of an experimental clinical test for XMRV.

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