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From: sukieferret
Date: 2002-02-10 22:20:00 UTC
Subject: ADV testing

Just a reminder, using past post # 10969 in case anyone
missed it:

From: "dr_bruce_williams" <bruce.h.williams@h...>

>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

There is information available on BOTH the Avecon and the
United tests (both of which are very affordable) in the FHL Files
section at .

It may be that the United test would now make more sense since
an Avecon one was done and then do an Avecon blood test if the
United results are in question, or the person may want to just act
like the saliva tests weren't done at all and go with Avecon tests
for repeated testing, and then use United tests if the result is in
question. Either way, it pays to switch-off between the two
sources for verifications.

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Ferretwise <ferretwise@m...> wrote:
> Hello Nicole-
> SOrry to hear about your boy. Did the vet perform the saliva
> forADV? Operator error is usually part of the false negative
> reported of late. PLease Call Dr Stephon at Avecon and give
them the ID
> information on the test kit box. Serial # and exp date!