I'd say if any aged cat tests consistantly positive multiple times on any test, it is positive (faint or otherwise).
Retest the mommy (in a month or two) and kitten (when it grows up a little more). See what happens. I tested mine two or three times before I accepted in my mind that they were positive and going to stay that way. On Sat, May 14, 2011 at 7:09 PM, Sharyl <cline...@yahoo.com> wrote: > Sara, a teen Mom really isn't considered an older kitty. I'd assume both > the Momma and kitten are positive until you get a negative test. The FeLV+ > kittens I have rescued were all healthy and thriving until the leukemia > raised it's ugly head when they were about a yr old. Even though I hate to > use weak and strong testing results, I'd have to say mine were all strong > positives on all their tests. > > Good luck > Sharyl > > From: M C <mliciou...@yahoo.com> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2011 4:22 AM > Subject: [Felvtalk] Weak+ FeLV Mom v. Baby- Test Protocols > > We have a teen Mom kitty who tested "weak positive" on the felv/fiv snap > test 1 > month after she was rescued. She had 3 kittens on a cold day out in the > open > before we found her. 1 kitten died the first day b/c she wasn't keeping him > warm, 2nd one died within a week (Mom rejected & we tried to BF but he > faded), > 3rd kitten survived conjunctivits, and is small but growing daily and > eating > really well. > > > Since she tested "weak positive," should we rest on the ELISA (sent to lab) > test > to make sure she even has it? We need to know b/c her surviving kitten may > or > may not have FeLV, depending on whether this is a "false positive" or if > she's > fighting off the infection from past exposure The kitten is only 6 weeks > old, > and we heard testing him now won't mean anything, so we'd have to start > testing > him in 1 month, then again after that IF the Mom is indeed felv positive. > We're > just not sure if we should assume he is felv positive b/c of the Mom's snap > test > result, which I know is notoriously faulty, esp. on older kitties like > this. > > > Thanks in advance, > > Sara > _______________________________________________ > 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