Re: [Felvtalk] ELISA IFA Tests:

2012-02-07 Thread Lorrie
On 02-06, Lynda Wilson wrote:
 I've never heard of a PSA. Is this new?
 
 L
 
I thought PSA was a prostate check for men.

Lorrie




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Re: [Felvtalk] ELISA IFA Tests:

2012-02-07 Thread Lynda Wilson
That's what I found when I googled it, Lorrie :)  This was in response to 
Kathryns thread. She said she meant a PCR test. I've never heard of this 
either.


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Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 5:40 AM
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On 02-06, Lynda Wilson wrote:

I've never heard of a PSA. Is this new?

L


I thought PSA was a prostate check for men.

Lorrie




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Re: [Felvtalk] ELISA IFA Tests:

2012-02-07 Thread Holly Shelton
Hi, I am new to all of this.  My cat Oliver had the PCR after testing positive 
with the ELISA.  Sadly, he tested positive after getting the PCR test. He is a 
6 year old Siamese.  My vet had a chat with some hoity toity vet either at 
Davis or Cornell who said that it was more accurate.  


Everyone else in the house tested negative and just had their booster shots.  
Follow up blood work for all is in Mid March.


Thanks for all of the info here!


Holly



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From: Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
To: felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tue, Feb 7, 2012 6:02 am
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] ELISA  IFA Tests:


That's what I found when I googled it, Lorrie :)  This was in response to 
Kathryns thread. She said she meant a PCR test. I've never heard of this 
either.

- Original Message - 
From: Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 5:40 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] ELISA  IFA Tests:


 On 02-06, Lynda Wilson wrote:
 I've never heard of a PSA. Is this new?

 L

 I thought PSA was a prostate check for men.

 Lorrie




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Re: [Felvtalk] ELISA IFA Tests:

2012-02-06 Thread Kathryn Hargreaves
From what I know, there are four:

In-house ELISA
Lab ELISA
Lab IFA
PSA

Is this correct?

On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 4:28 AM, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net wrote:
 First of all there are two commonly used types of FeLV tests. One is the
 in-office ELISA and the other is the laboratory run IFA test. Both types
 test for the FeLV protein p27. However, they detect the protein in different
 forms and detect infection at different stages. 1.) If a cat or kitten is
 ELISA positive, but healthy, an IFA test should be performed. Here is where
 the confusion begins.

 If the cat is IFA negative but ELISA positive there are two possibilities.
 One is a false positive ELISA test and the other is a stage of the disease
 is present at which the IFA test doesn't detect infection. Therefore the
 suspect cat or kitten should be isolated and retested in at least 6 weeks.
 If, at that time the cat is IFA positive, you know that the cat if infected.
 The IFA is 99% accurate. An IFA positive cat can be shedding virus and
 infect other cats and kittens.

 Remember to retest 6 weeks after an ELISA positive result, the cat's immune
 system can clear the virus especially in an adult cat (kittens and seniors
 have the most difficulty clearing the virus).


 This is what I have always been told by veterinarians and everyone on this
 FeLV thread. I have not heard any different. This info is true!


 Lynda



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Re: [Felvtalk] ELISA IFA Tests:

2012-02-06 Thread Lynda Wilson

I've never heard of a PSA. Is this new?

L
- Original Message - 
From: Kathryn Hargreaves khargrea...@gmail.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, February 06, 2012 5:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] ELISA  IFA Tests:



From what I know, there are four:

In-house ELISA
Lab ELISA
Lab IFA
PSA

Is this correct?

On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 4:28 AM, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net 
wrote:

First of all there are two commonly used types of FeLV tests. One is the
in-office ELISA and the other is the laboratory run IFA test. Both types
test for the FeLV protein p27. However, they detect the protein in 
different

forms and detect infection at different stages. 1.) If a cat or kitten is
ELISA positive, but healthy, an IFA test should be performed. Here is 
where

the confusion begins.

If the cat is IFA negative but ELISA positive there are two 
possibilities.
One is a false positive ELISA test and the other is a stage of the 
disease

is present at which the IFA test doesn't detect infection. Therefore the
suspect cat or kitten should be isolated and retested in at least 6 
weeks.
If, at that time the cat is IFA positive, you know that the cat if 
infected.

The IFA is 99% accurate. An IFA positive cat can be shedding virus and
infect other cats and kittens.

Remember to retest 6 weeks after an ELISA positive result, the cat's 
immune
system can clear the virus especially in an adult cat (kittens and 
seniors

have the most difficulty clearing the virus).


This is what I have always been told by veterinarians and everyone on 
this

FeLV thread. I have not heard any different. This info is true!


Lynda



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Re: [Felvtalk] ELISA IFA Tests:

2012-02-06 Thread Kathryn Hargreaves
I'm sorry: PCR.

On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 7:11 PM, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net wrote:
 I've never heard of a PSA. Is this new?

 L
 - Original Message - From: Kathryn Hargreaves
 khargrea...@gmail.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Monday, February 06, 2012 5:43 PM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] ELISA  IFA Tests:



 From what I know, there are four:

 In-house ELISA
 Lab ELISA
 Lab IFA
 PSA

 Is this correct?

 On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 4:28 AM, Lynda Wilson longhornf...@verizon.net
 wrote:

 First of all there are two commonly used types of FeLV tests. One is the
 in-office ELISA and the other is the laboratory run IFA test. Both types
 test for the FeLV protein p27. However, they detect the protein in
 different
 forms and detect infection at different stages. 1.) If a cat or kitten is
 ELISA positive, but healthy, an IFA test should be performed. Here is
 where
 the confusion begins.

 If the cat is IFA negative but ELISA positive there are two
 possibilities.
 One is a false positive ELISA test and the other is a stage of the
 disease
 is present at which the IFA test doesn't detect infection. Therefore the
 suspect cat or kitten should be isolated and retested in at least 6
 weeks.
 If, at that time the cat is IFA positive, you know that the cat if
 infected.
 The IFA is 99% accurate. An IFA positive cat can be shedding virus and
 infect other cats and kittens.

 Remember to retest 6 weeks after an ELISA positive result, the cat's
 immune
 system can clear the virus especially in an adult cat (kittens and
 seniors
 have the most difficulty clearing the virus).


 This is what I have always been told by veterinarians and everyone on
 this
 FeLV thread. I have not heard any different. This info is true!


 Lynda



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