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Offline Gill (sneakiefeline)

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Re: Just found this re FIV
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2006, 10:55:35 AM »
Thanks Des, have just added them both to the links section.

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Re: Just found this re FIV
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2006, 07:40:06 AM »
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Re: Just found this re FIV
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2006, 02:19:48 AM »
Des if you able can you post the link to the Glasgow site and I will add it to the links on here.

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Re: Just found this re FIV
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2006, 21:59:08 PM »
Isn't it just - I knew the second statistic, but not the first. Sadly, I would say quite a few of that 7% - it is worse for FeLV though, that has a 42% chance of being incorrect, and a positive should always be rechecked 12 weeks later in case they have shrugged the virus off, but I suspect some are pts immediately after the first result.
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Re: Just found this re FIV
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2006, 21:56:35 PM »
That's a really scary result ... I wonder how many of the 7% were then PTS as a result of getting an incorrect result :(
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Just found this re FIV
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2006, 21:51:40 PM »
Was on the Glasgow site, and just found this - thought it might be of interest

Why do I have to have my cat's FIV test confirmed?

In a recent, as yet unpublished, survey, 5.5% of FIV infected cats were missed by the tests used in the practice and 7% of practice FIV positive results were false positives, that is, the test had wrongly labelled a healthy cat as infected with feline immunodeficiency virus.

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