In reading thru all this info I see where someone says using tears/saliva to do the ELISA test is notoriously inaccurate????? My vet has ALWAYS done it with a swab on the inner cheek of the mouth!!!! Do I need to talk to her????? Why so different if done with blood? Can the same test solutions be used? She swabs. then puts the swab in a tube with a solution. We then wait to see if it turns blue. Blue means positive, staying clear means negative.
Would appreciate any info. thanks Kat On 4/18/11, Pam Norman <pam_nor...@charter.net> wrote: > Test is in from IDEXX. Poppy is IFA negative! BUT they did another > Elisa (the first was done in-house) & she is still Elisa positive. > > So tell me now what this means. I have to go off to Madison right now > but when I get back I will re-read all the links with this confirmed > info in hand. My woman who is willing to take Poppy into her FeLeuk > positive sanctuary, says she will test positive on the next IFA in a > month & all this IFA means is that she does not have melanoma or > something else. My vet is kinda skeptical too. But you all are the > ones who are hands on every day (well, so is my woman with the > sanctuary) but I need your input. > > My intention now is to get her to the vet for worming. That wasn't done > for some reason. Will probably try to do that when I transition her out > of the condo. Into a crate. Then she will have my spare room, with one > hiding place. I have a twin bed in there but am going to take the frame > out & put the mattresses on the floor cause I don't want her hiding > under the bed in the dark all the time. Same with stuff up against the > wall. There is a low to the floor desk & I guess I will let her have > that but will barricade everything else & leave several open crates with > towels around also. > > Meanwhile her appetite is very good. > > I KNOW she wants to be with other cats, but I just can't put one of my > negative kitties in there. Marie, at the sanctuary, would loan me a nice > cat but it would be positive & that would eliminate any little chance > Poppy might have. > > Your thoughts, please please. > > Pam > _______________________________________________ > 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