Date: 2002-02-10 22:20:00 UTC
Subject: ADV testing
Currently there is a lot of traffic on testing, and confirmatory of
positive ELISA tests. There is one point of confusion, however.
We know that there are two systems commercially available for
serology - the Avecon ELISA test and the CIEP tests (available
through United Vaccines.) The two tests utilize different
technologies, and test for slightly different antibodies.
To confirm a positive test, it is important to utilize the OTHER
system, so that both tests are eventually run. Independent
confirmation is key to believable results.
With kindest regards,
Bruce Williams, DVM