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From: MC
Date: 2001-07-24 14:00:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: ADV Home Tests From Avecon

It should be pointed out here that a positive result in the ELISA test or the new home test is NOT positive for ADV, as it appears to be written. It
is only showing a positive for the ADV antibody. There is nothing to suggest that because the antibody is present, that full blown ADV will develop.


Danee DeVore wrote:

> --- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Chris Lloyd" <chris.lloyd2@b...>
> wrote:
> > Hi, how old were your test kits as there were some problems with
> some of the earlier testing kits. When I spoke to Deenly at the UK
> testing lab. he said that under lab. conditions be believed the
> Avecon tests to be practically 100% reliable. I thought that the
> whole idea of the Avecon tests is that they did not react to anything
> but ADV type F . Please post any info. you get from Avecon.
> >
> > Chris Lloyd. ICQ no. 44575318
> > Wessex Ferret Club
> While I agree that the Avecon tests are very reliable, they are not
> always correct. Dr. Murray has posted before about several ferrets
> that tested negative with the Avecon test that have been proven to
> have ADV. I have had some similar experiences as well with one of
> mine. He tested negative twice with the ELISA, even though it has
> been proved with other tests that he has ADV, and has since he was a
> kit.
> Again, no test is 100% reliable. When discrepancies arise, retest.
> Danee