REPORT ON JAK2 COMMUNITY SCREENING IN PENNSYLVANIA
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has published results of the community wide JAK2 screening conducted in Schuylkill, Carbon and Luzerne counties in PA. In 2008 this tri-county area was found to have a higher than average prevalence of Polycythemia Vera. The response has been a multi-disciplinary effort to examine the situation. This report includes the process and results of a free, voluntary JAK2 screening for residents offered by ATSDR.