An negative IFA does NOT negate a positive Elisa. The IFA simply means it is in
the bone marrow. Once the IFA is positive the cat will not throw off the virus.
I would keep test him again in a few months on the Elisa. If it is still
positive I would test him on the IFA.
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From: Kathryn Hargreaves <khargrea...@gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2012 4:03 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Leukemia Positive Cat
Don't just get the IFA, as they are skewed towards false negatives. ELISAs
are skewed towards false positives, so if you do the IFA, it would be to
reconcile with the ELISA.
On Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 10:42 PM, Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com> wrote:
I don't much trust tests anyway but if you want to get a more accurate test, in
a month do the IFA test on him. I had an adult cat who tested strong
positive. I kept him for 3 months in a separate room, tested again and it was
negative but because he would be mixed in with my many rescues, I had the IFA
test done and it was also negative. Moses has been living with 20 of my
rescues for the past 6 years now.
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>> From: Lorrie <felineres...@frontier.com>
>>Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2012 10:49 AM
>>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Leukemia Positive Cat
>>I have a 6 1/2 month old rescued kitten. He tested FelV pos. at
>>8 weeks old and I just had him tested again. This time the results
>>were a "light pos." They told me it just barely turned positive on
>>the test. Would this indicate he is in the process of throwing off
>>the virus? I LOVE this kitten so much. He is such an affectionate
>>boy, and I'm praying I don't lose him. So many FelV positive cats
>>don't make it past aa year or so.
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