Thanks Lynda I am going to discuss with my vet altho I think I am OK as I have my negatives tested annually and all have been 'clean' for 2+ years now. Phew!
Kat On 4/23/11, Lynda Wilson <longhornf...@verizon.net> wrote: > I've heard and read that testing for FeLV using tears and saliva is very > inaccurate. Blood test is the only way to go. Tears and saliva are not as > sensitive using these samples. I highly recommend using blood to test. Here > is a link that may help you...your question is answered under "What is a > leukemia test"? > > http://uvhberkeley.com/index.php?Page=felv&Format=print > > I hope your kitty tests negative. I'm experiencing the same right now. My > cats last exposure was on March 10th. He was unknowingly exposed several > times over a 6 mo. period. I'm pryaing hard that his immune system has > cleared the virus and will be fine. I'll know for sure by this June. > Good luck to you! > Lynda > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "katskat1" <katsk...@gmail.com> > To: <email@example.com> > Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2011 2:02 PM > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Update on Poppy/IFA test > > >> 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 >> > > > > _______________________________________________ > 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