It may one day be possible to use a non-invasive diagnostic urine test to discover whether or not patients have sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (sCJD).
A urine test for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease may be possible. London: Medical Research Council (MRC), October 3rd 2016.
Urine test for CJD ‘a possibility’. London: BBC Health News, October 4th 2016.
This relates to:
Luk, C. Jones, S. [and] Thomas. C. [et al] (2016). Diagnosing Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease by the Detection of Abnormal Prion Protein in Patient Urine. JAMA Neurology. October 3rd 2016. [Epub ahead of print].
Earlier, related, research concerning variant CJD:
Moda, F. Gambetti, P. [and] Notari, S. [et al] (2016). Prions in the urine of patients with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. New England Journal of Medicine. August 7th 2014; 371(6): 530-9.
UK Incidence of CJD
The National CJD Research and Surveillance Unit (NCJDRSU) has produced data on the estimated incidence of different categories of CJD in the UK. This document is part of a larger collection of reports etc.