Is this the one that checks for heartworms also? Our shelter stopped using 
those because we found themunreliable.


 Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter!

From: SomeWhere Sam <>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2011 4:34 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Fw: [feral-cat-chat] Interesting information about the Felv 
Snap test...PLEASE READ

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Somewhere Sam

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From:  "Val Garcia" <> 
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 16:15:08 -0400
To: Val Garcia<>
Subject: [DC-Rescue] . Some very interesting information  about the Felv Snap 
Very very interesting about the Snap test…. 
I wonder how many have unnecessarily put to sleep…

I just learned some very interesting information about FELV.  ???  had three 
cats test
positive for it, when they knew that it was very unlikely ( neither the mother
nor any of the other kittens in the litter tested positive, after repeated
tests and they had the mother with them for a while before birth. One of the
vet volunteers followed up. She had blood drawn at Caring Hands Vet and sent to
Auburn University College of Veterinary medicine Pathology Diagnostic Services
, which does some different tests, at about $30 cost.

Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Pathobiology Diagnostic
services says that the Idexx SNAP test can cause a positive result because some
cats have a reaction to the cat serum in the test. They did two other tests on
all three cats using a blood test called IFA as well as by another ELISA test
called Symbiotics Viracheck. All three cats tested negative on both tests. And
they concluded that they had reacted to the serum used in the Idexx SNAP test!!

Also we should get the word out that the Idexx tests can cause false

The number of the Auburn 
 University facility is


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