Diagnosing feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection in FIV-vaccinated and FIV-unvaccinated cats using saliva

Mark Westman, Richard Malik, Evelyn Hall, Jacqueline M Norris

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Abstract

We recently showed that two immunochromatography point-of-care FIV antibody test kits (Witness FeLV/FIV and Anigen Rapid FIV/FeLV) were able to correctly assign FIV infection status, irrespective of FIV vaccination history, using whole blood as the diagnostic specimen. A third FIV antibody test kit, SNAP FIV/FeLV Combo (an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay [ELISA]), was unable to differentiate antibodies produced in response to FIV vaccination from those incited by FIV infection. The aim of this study was to determine if saliva is a suitable diagnostic specimen using the same well characterized feline cohort.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-72
Number of pages7
JournalComparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Volume46
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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