Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) + Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) - ELISA
Days test started:
Specimen Type/Volume1 mL EDTA blood or serum or lithium heparin blood.
Shipping InformationShip serum in insulated container with freezer packs.
Collection ProtocolCollect blood into a red-top vacutainer; avoid hemolysis. Separate serum from cells as soon as possible following collection and transfer to a leakproof tube. Refrigerate until shipped. EDTA whole blood or lithium-heparin whole blood is also acceptable. Avoid hemolysis of these samples, do not place in direct contact with freezer packs.
The SNAP Combo FeLV Ag/FIV Antibody Test is a rapid immunoassay for simultaneous detection of feline leukemia virus (FeLV) antigen and antibody to feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) in feline serum, plasma, or whole blood. Maternally derived antibodies to FIV may be present in kittens younger than 6 mo of age. Positive results for FeLV antigen may reflect transient or persistent viremia. There is a high correlation between the detection of antibodies to FIV and persistent infection. Confirming positive test results in asymptomatic, at low-risk cats is recommended.