I have never heard of false negatives, ONLY of false positives!  Natalie

 

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Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Idexx combo tests

 

Are these normally just inaccurate as far as false positives go? Are there ever 
any false negatives?

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On Jan 3, 2012, at 11:38 PM, Kelley Saveika <moonv...@gmail.com> wrote:

The patent ran out so i assumed others were producing them more cheaply but I 
don't know.  That's what happens with human medications...

On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 8:05 PM, Beth <create_me_...@yahoo.com> wrote:

Oh ok. Yes we used those when they 1st came out. They were inaccurate so we 
stopped using them. So I guess there is no alternative any more?
Beth


Kelley Saveika <moonv...@gmail.com> wrote:

>Yes, they now make "triple tests" (heartworm/FIV?FELV) which are less
>accurate.  Apparently their patent ran out.
>
>On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 7:19 PM, Beth <create_me_...@yahoo.com> wrote:
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>> Our shelter has been told Idexx has stopped making combo tests
>> indefinitely. Has anyone else in rescue heard this?
>>
>> Beth
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