Getting Tested for SV40
Currently, the SV40 Cancer Foundation is setting up SV40 testing
with several prominent hospitals and laboratories.
The following tests will soon be available. Please contact us for details.
Antibody testing using Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) – The ELISA test detects antibodies to SV40 and can determine if you have an SV40 infection now or have had a SV40 infection in the past. This test can be performed on blood, urine and other body fluids.
Detecting the presence of SV40 using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) – PCR testing looks for the actual SV40 virus. This test can determine if you have an active SV40 infection. This test can be performed on blood, urine and other body fluids.
Tumor Testing – PCR can also be used to detect the presence of SV40 in human cancers using materials taken during surgery, biopsy or aspiration.