OK so the ELISA/SNAP is the one blood is drawn for and the IFA is the
"saliva" test right?

Thanks. That helps a lot!

Kat

Beth <create_me_...@yahoo.com> wrote:

The snap test is an ELISA test. The IFA is sent out to a lab & costs around
$100 depending on your area & tests to see if the virus is in the bone
marrow, meaning the cat will not throw off the virus.

Beth

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*From:* Kathryn Green <katsk...@gmail.com>
*To:* Kathryn Hargreaves <khargrea...@gmail.com>
*Cc:* "felvtalk@felineleukemia.org" <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
*Sent:* Monday, November 26, 2012 12:22 PM
*Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] Leukemia Positive Cat

So which is the "snap" test? Or is it something else??
Kat
Kathryn Hargreaves <khargrea...@gmail.com> wrote:
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.


Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty
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*From:* Lorrie <felineres...@frontier.com>
*To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
*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.

Lorrie

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