I've had kittens go from negative to positive, and positive to negative. Also had a double+ adult turn out to be only FIV+. His initial snap was said to be a "light" positive and I know that term is highly debatable, but for the record, he did not have a strong blue dot on the first test, but a faint one. He was held for a couple of months, retested on IFA & then snap and was only FIV+.
The kittens who went negative to positive were from a double positive Mom....all kittens cleared the FIV, 2 were only FIV+ when tested (and taken from Mom) at 6 weeks of age, but all turned out to be FELV+. Mom outlived them all. We also had 2 kittens (separate situations, not same litter) who had again that debatable "light positive" on snap tests and were held & retested and were negative, confirmed via snaps & IFA. On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 11:56 AM, Lorrie <felineres...@kvinet.com> wrote: > On 04-18, Reyna Castano wrote: > > > If a cat tests negative for feline leukemia why does the vet > > recommend a second test in two months? What are the possibilities > > of the same cat testing positive the second time? > > > Reyna > > Because if a cat was exposed to FelV it takes about 6 weeks for the > virus to show up. So the first test may not be accurate as the virus > didn't show up yet. > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org