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.


On 4/18/11, Pam Norman <> 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
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