Message Number: YG5745 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-25 00:27:00 UTC
Subject: Re: ADV Home Tests From Avecon

Alicia wrote:

"My understanding in reading Dr Murray's report is that it is
possible for the new ADV Quickchek test to miss about 5%, still I
would rather miss 5% than risk the 95% and pass exposures on!"

Personally, I wish the ADV ELISA test would catch 100% of the
positives *and* 5% of the negatives. Any ferret testing positive on
ELISA could then be double-checked with CEP testing to confirm the
true positive status.

Right now, even if 100% of all the ferrets in the world are tested
with ELISA, there are still 5% that are truly positive and their
owners (substitute "show competitors", "breeders", "hobbyists", etc.)
have no clue.