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 <> 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!!
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