Blood Test to Determine If Interferons Work for You?

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Blood Test to Determine If Interferons Work for You?

Postby KClay » Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:52 pm

I thought I saw a post stating that Interferons only work on 1 in 5 people and that there is a blood to determine this. My neuro has not offered this test. I want to talk to him about it, but need more information so that I can speak intelligently about it. He generally shakes his head at me when I ask about things I learn on line, but usually humors me. Avonex makes me feel like poop for at least 36 hours every week. If it's working, I'm willing to deal with it, but if it's not I'm going to end it! Thanks for any information you may have.
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Postby cheerleader » Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:48 pm

Hi KClay---
Here's the information from Stanford where the research is being developed, and where Steinman holds a patent on this blood test. The test is not available yet, and the research behind it was done on mice using the EAE model, which may or may not be applicable to humans.

http://med.stanford.edu/ism/2010/march/sclerosis.html

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Postby KClay » Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:52 pm

Thanks for the info! Looks like my poopy days will continue--at least for a while.
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