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INFECTIOUS DISEASE: FELV: FELINE LEUKEMIA VIRUS TESTING

The standard screening blood test for feline leukemia virus (felv),called an ELISA test, is very sensitive; it rarely misses detecting an infected patient. Some cats that test positive will eventually develop an immune response to the virus and eliminate it from their bodies, so a single positive test does not confirm lifelong infection.

When a cat tests positive with the screening test we feel it is best to wait 12 weeks and then retest. At the time of the retest we use a different blood test, called an IFA. If this test is positive then there is a 97% chance the patient is a lifelong carrier.  

Yarmouth Veterinary Center

2015

Office Hours

DayOpenClose
Monday7:306:00
Tuesday7:306:00
Wednesday7:306:00
Thursday7:306:00
Friday7:306:00
Saturday8:0012:00; Also, 4 pm Boarding Pick-up
Sunday4:00pmBoarding Pick-up
Day Open Close
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 8:00 4:00pm
6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 12:00; Also, 4 pm Boarding Pick-up Boarding Pick-up