Might also check out http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/brochures/felv.html

Regarding the two stages of viremia, and what the elisa test and the Ifa test 
are for. 

Gloria

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On Sep 28, 2010, at 11:10 PM, Sharyl <cline...@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Rachel, check with the vets to see what test was used.  There has been a lot 
> of reports of false positives with the new IDEXX heartworm/FeLV/FIV combo 
> test.  If that was the test used please arrange for the IFA test before 
> making any decisions about Oscar.
> Sharyl
> 
> --- On Tue, 9/28/10, Rachel <sshutterb...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
>> From: Rachel <sshutterb...@yahoo.com>
>> Subject: [Felvtalk] Foster cat with FeLV
>> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
>> Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 10:45 PM
>> Hi-
>> 
>> I work with a nonprofit animal rescue based in Cincinnati,
>> Ohio.  Two weeks ago 
>> we took in an owner-surrender cat who tested positive
>> yesterday for FeLV.  We 
>> had him retested this evening at another facility and that
>> test also came back 
>> positive.  Unfortunately we do not have any fosters
>> who can accommodate an 
>> FeLV-positive cat out of concern for our own and other
>> foster animals.  I am 
>> trying desperately to find alternate placement for Oscar
>> locally, but am not 
>> having a lot of success.  
>> 
>> 
>> Oscar is a purebred odd-eyed white Persian cat.  He is
>> about three years old and 
>> is asymptomatic.  He was purchased from a breeder as a
>> kitten and was kept as an 
>> indoor-only cat in a household with no other cats. 
>> Does anyone here know of any 
>> resources or organizations that may be able to take Oscar
>> in?  We are willing to 
>> transport Oscar (within reason).  He has been neutered
>> and will be fully 
>> vaccinated prior to placement.  I would absolutely
>> hate for this friendly, 
>> gorgeous cat to be euthanized simply because alternate
>> placement cannot be 
>> found.
>> 
>> Thank you, 
>> 
>> Rachel Richardson
>> 
>> 
>> 
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