the problem with PCR tests is that none, as far as i know, have proven to be consistently valid and reliable, at least in this country. i know that they've been trying to create a reproducible test that can be counted on, but so far everything i've read has shown the same sorts of problems: getting inconsistent results within the same lab on known samples, and across labs when using samples from the same cat.
i haven't read anything recently that contradicts this; i know that for a while UC Davis had a test for FIV that supposedly could tell the difference between wild and vaccine-induced strains; you can't even find any mention of said test on their website any longer. IDEXX has just put out a PCR test for the same thing, again, with FIV, but the accuracy rates are in question with that, too. i'd do another IFA if it were my cat, because if i got a positive from a PCR test, at this point in its development, i'd go and run another IFA anyway! MC -- Spay & Neuter Your Neighbors! Maybe That'll Make The Difference.... MaryChristine Special-Needs Coordinator, Purebred Cat Breed Rescue (www.purebredcats.org) Member, SCAT (Special-Cat Action Team) _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org