yes. someone posted it already.

Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote:

>FYI - did someone already post this?  Seems familiar.
>
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> <http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=654216039> Sam Thomas
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>From A Feral Cat Chat List..... 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
>positives>
>
>The number of the Auburn University facility is 334-844-2690
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