Asked by: Belarmino Buraco
asked in category: General Last Updated: 14th February, 2020

When should I retest FeLV positive kitten?

Kittens that test positive for FIV antibodies should be retested every 60 days up to 6 months of age and if the kitten becomes seronegative, it most likely is not infected. If results of tests performed after six months of age are still confirmed positive, these kittens should be considered infected.

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In this way, when should a kitten be tested for FeLV?

It is recommended that an animal be retested at 60 days, minimum, if there is a positive test result or if there has been potential exposure within the last 60 days. Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is a retroviral disease, similar to FIV, but traditionally carries more of a grave prognosis than FIV infection.

Furthermore, what happens if a cat tests positive for feline leukemia? A positive result on this test indicates exposure to the virus, but not the stage of infection. This test does not detect antibodies to FeLV, and is not typically affected by prior FeLV vaccination. A positive result on this test indicates that the virus has infected the cat's bone marrow and is persistently infected.

Also know, can kittens be tested for feline leukemia?

Little—kittens should be tested for both FIV and feline leukemia virus (FeLV) promptly. Most kittens do test FIV negative, Dr. Little said, which is a relatively reliable result. Because this virus does not easily transmit vertically, kittens typically do not acquire infection from the mother.

How long does it take to get feline leukemia test results?

Cats can test positive within a few weeks after exposure, but almost all cats who are positive for the virus will be so by 28 days.

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