Principle: Sandwich lateral flow immunochromatographic assay
Intended use: Detection of FIV ab (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Antibody) and FELV ag (Feline Leukemia Virus Antigen)
Specimen: Plasma, Serum, whole blood
Sensitivity: FeLV 99.0%, FIV 96.7%,
Specificity: FeLV 98.6%, FIV 97.1%,
No cross reaction against FPV, FIPV
Reading time: 10 min – 15 min
Shelf life: 18 months
Storage: 2- 30 °C. No freezing.
Quicking Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Antibody (FIV) and Leukemia Virus Antigen (FELV) Combined Test is a quick and easy diagnostic tool that can be performed during a consultation in just 15 minutes.
Quicking Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Antibody (FIV) and Leukemia Virus Antigen (FELV) Combined Test can be stored for 18 months at room temperature, between 2 and 30°C.
About FELV, FIV:
Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) – recent estimates indicate that 2-4 percent of cats harbor one or both of these two viruses. At present, several vaccines to prevent FeLV infection are available. As for FIV, a vaccine has been developed, but its efficacy against all strains of the virus is yet to be determined. The key to combating the spread of these infections, therefore, is to identify infected cats and to prevent their coming into contact with uninfected animals. Among the most frequently diagnosed FeLV-caused conditions are lymphoma, leukemia and anemia. The most commonly observed clinical signs of FIV infection include inflammation of the mucous tissue of the mouth, various cancers and inflammation of the middle layer of the eye (uveitis). FeLV is usually spread when an uninfected cat comes in contact with the urine or saliva of an infected cat-while they groom each other, for example, or when they share food bowls or litter boxes. FIV, on the other hand, is most often spread when an infected cat bites an uninfected cat. A human cannot become infected through contact with an infected cat.