Re: [Felvtalk] Idexx combo tests

2012-01-04 Thread Marcia
Are these normally just inaccurate as far as false positives go? Are there ever any false negatives? Sent from my iPhone 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

Re: [Felvtalk] Idexx combo tests

2012-01-04 Thread GRAS
I have never heard of false negatives, ONLY of false positives! Natalie From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Marcia Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 6:08 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Idexx combo

Re: [Felvtalk] Idexx combo tests

2012-01-04 Thread Sharyl
...@gmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 6:07 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Idexx combo tests Are these normally just inaccurate as far as false positives go? Are there ever any false negatives? Sent from my

Re: [Felvtalk] Idexx combo tests

2012-01-04 Thread GRAS
: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Sharyl Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 4:15 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Idexx combo tests I don't know if you would call it a false negative. It is possible for a cat

Re: [Felvtalk] Idexx combo tests

2012-01-03 Thread Kelley Saveika
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: Our shelter has been told Idexx has stopped making combo tests indefinitely. Has anyone else in rescue heard this?

Re: [Felvtalk] Idexx combo tests

2012-01-03 Thread Beth
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

Re: [Felvtalk] Idexx combo tests

2012-01-03 Thread Kelley Saveika
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