Message Number: YG5001 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-06-29 18:12:00 UTC
Subject: ADV Quicktest info was Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Digest
Number 260

In a message dated 06/29/01 6:09:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

I applaud your full disclosure policy and the courage it takes to
that. I know you have your hands full, but when you get a chance
please post information on the ADV quicktest kit. Who makes it,
sells it, what's it cost... and where does one get it. What are
figures on false positives? False negatives? I think this is an
instance where advertising a product is a necessary evil.

The Point of Care Test (POCT) ferret-side ADV Quicktest is available
Avecon Diagnostics.


Dr, Stephon is the developer. You can email him at
or call
at 215-453-0711 or 800-249-5875.

I very much like the test - it's an ELISA test using ferret saliva,
is very
accepted by the ferrets, you don't get the possibility of sample
contamination via a toe nail clip, and takes about 15 minutes total.
It has
been compared against United's test as well as the ELISA using
blood, and is
comparably accurate. I use it as a screen for new ferrets, similar
to the
FeLV/FIV ELISA test for new cats or kittens. Cost is dependent on
how many
you buy, but tops at about $15 per test.

Dr. Ruth
Save lives - spay or neuter your pet.