One of our large local cat rescue groups also said they have had a ton of "bad tests"/false positives lately.
If this is characteristic of these tests, something needs to be done--many lives will be lost, most do not retest whether due to lack of resources, or simply lack of knowledge. On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 6:41 PM, LauraM <hingebacktorto...@yahoo.com> wrote: > We had two cats test positive for FeLV at our shelter yesterday. Today we > found out that the new snap tests (the ones that test for heartworm also) > have been associated with a higher number of false positives. I'm wondering > how many of you have had experience with this, since one of these cats is a > five year old neutered 20-pounder who's never been around other cats and has > never been outside, and so I was a little surprised at the positive result. > We would like to retest them but can't find any tests of the older type. > Desperation is setting in because if we can't find somewhere else for them > to go, and we have only yesterday's results to rely on, both will go down on > Tuesday. If any of you can give me more info, I'd really appreciate it; I > can then relay that to my director and maybe buy them another week. Thanks!! > _______________________________________________ > 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