How to get a "stratify-jcv test"
“…Biogen Selects Unilabs To Provide STRATIFY- JCV Test
Announced Date : Jul 06 2011
Unilabs A.S. announced that Biogen Idec Inc. (Biogen) selected the company to provide a companion diagnostic anti-JCV antibody assay test, called STRATIFY-JCV. The test is a highly sensitive two-step ELISA assay used to detect anti-JCV antibodies. The presence of anti-JCV antibodies is one in a three-factor risk stratification algorithm, along with prior immunosuppressant use and treatment duration, used to calculate the risk of TYSABRI-treated patients developing progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)….”
You should work closely with your doctor to decide which tests are useful.
The Stratify process would seem to include three factors.
1. Presence of jcv.
2. Prior immunosuppresant use.
3. Treatment Duration.
Best of Luck to you (and anybody on Rituximab….)