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CJD: Screening

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 14 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when his Department expects to commence the second stage of trials for the anticipated blood test for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease; and if he will make a statement. (292342)

Evaluation of prototype variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease blood test is ongoing, and results of the latest round of tests are expected to be considered by the Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease Resource Centre Oversight Committee by the end of the year.