Message Number: YG5677 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Danee DeVore
Date: 2001-07-21 18:28:00 UTC
Subject: Re: ADV test, good news? I hope!

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "deena" <dhaner@t...> wrote:
> When I took my samples, I did keep the swab in contact with the
inside of my
> ferrets mouths for the required full minute, but the swab looked
quite dry
> to me.
> I want my tests to be negative because my ferrets are truely ADV
> not because I did the test incorrectly.

I have often had the same concern when I have used the Avecon ELISA.
Ferrets just tend to have dry mouths, for the most part. I have
asked Dr. Stephon how do you know you got enough of a sample, and he
says if you swab according to directions, you have enough of a sample.

One of the nice features of the Quicktest is it has a built in check
line. When you run the test, if you don't get at least one line, you
know your sample was insufficient. I don't know if he has a check
like this built into the ELISA or not.