Monday, February 27, 2012

Vincent Lombardi: We validated our XMRV tests ourselves

An old one again, sorry, I missed it.

So CLIA certified clinical labs need to validate their own tests by themselves. And that's what VIP Dx did. It comes down that the guy running the lab (which may or may not have been Vincent Lombardi) did sign a paper that VIP Dx did something to validate their tests by themselves, and that he swears that everything is A-Okay.

And that is what Dr. Mikovits was trying to tell us all the time: you need a lab that is validated by Vincent Lombardi! Doh.
A number of recent publications and individuals have mischaracterized the nature of certain clinical laboratory results reported by VIP Dx, a CLIA certified clinical laboratory. VIP Dx has met the required CLIA Program standards and is certified to offer and perform only clinically validated laboratory tests. The “XMRV test” offered by VIP Dx is clinically validated and performed under rigorous protocols to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the test results. XMRV testing was offered based upon the existing scientific knowledge at the time. The original assays for XMRV testing were based on the 2009 Science publication. Those assays, as well as all subsequent modifications, were internally validated prior to being used to process patients’ samples. WPI’s Research Director was instrumental in the decision to make such a test available to physicians. The interpretation of the XMRV test results, as with all laboratory tests, is the responsibility of the ordering physician.

Before offering any test to the public, VIP Dx established comprehensive performance specifications including accuracy, precision, analytical sensitivity, specificity, and others required for test performance.

http://niceguidelines.blogspot.com/2011/10/statement-by-vincent-lombardi.html

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