Hi Rachel, Here is a link to a chart that explains what the next step should be for each type of test result. For positive Elisa, negative IFA, they recommend retesting after a certain time period until the results are no longer discordant.
Hope this helps, Beth http://www.felineleukemia.org/felvhlth.html On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 9:20 AM, Rachel <sshutterb...@yahoo.com> wrote: > Question: From what I understand, if the IFA test comes back negative, that > may > just mean that while he may have the virus, he's just not shedding it? If the > first two tests are positive and the IFA test comes back negative, doesn't he > still pose some kind of transmission risk to other cats? > > > > > ________________________________ > From: Sharyl <cline...@yahoo.com> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Sent: Wed, September 29, 2010 12:10:05 AM > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Foster cat with FeLV > > 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: email@example.com >> 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 >> >> >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> 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 > > > > > _______________________________________________ > 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