Patent for XMRV Antibody Test Filed - Dr. Mikovits and the Dr's Ruscetti have filed for a patent for an antibody test for XMRV. They describe the test as a means for diagnosing XMRV-related diseases which they believe could include everything from XMRV-related lymphoma (Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL), Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia lymphoma (CLL)) to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), Niemann-Pick Type C Disease, fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's Disease, A bi-polar disorder, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or autism. The application, of course, suggests the group feels it has a finished product. This appears to be the first diagnostic XMRV patent applied for. We know that several other groups, including large pharmaceutical labs, are working on their antibody tests. Antibody tests are monetarily a prize because that is how pathogens are usually diagnosed in the doctor's office.