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Speed FIV

Rapid detection of anti-FIV antibodies

Presenations

Method: Membrane Immunochromatography

Analysis: Detection of specific antibodies directed against GP40, a glycoprotein of the envelope of FIV

Sample: Whole blood, with anticoagulant, plasma or serum

Preparation: 2 minutes

Reading: 15 minutes

Storage: 24 months at room temperature (2°C – 30°C)

Presentation: For Speed FIVTM: 6 tests, 12 tests, 20 tests, 50 tests


Reliability: Compared with the reference method, Western Blot:

Sensitivity: 97.3%
Specificity: 98.6% (1)

Advantages

Speed FIVTM has demonstrated his superiority as being the most sensitive test for the diagnosis of FIV(1).

Quick and easy, Speed FIVTM can be performed in-practice, in one step, and in only 10 minutes.

Speed FIVTM can be stored for 24 months at room temperature, between 2°C and 30°C.

Why use Speed FIV TM ?
After carrying the virus asymptomatically for several months to years, FIV infection in the cat is seen clinically by the onset of an immunodeficiency syndrome, which is often difficult to differentiate from infection with FeLV or feline coronavirus.

Detection of specific antibodies directed against FIV makes it possible to determine the precise immunestatus of the animal.

The mean seroprevalence is 4% to 66% (2), but may reach 40% in certain populations of at-risk cats (stray cats, un-castrated tomcats).

In the absence of a vaccine, regular screening of cats infected with FIV is considered as the best means of fighting the virus (3).

When use Speed FIV TM ?
Speed FIVTM test can be used to monitor the FIV status of an animal from adoption and at any age thereafter. He can be proposed at the annual visit or before elective surgery, and more commonly in cats that are exposed to the virus (stray cats, cats that regularly get into fights, etc.).

In catteries, Speed FIVTM test can be used to determine the status of new arrivals such that effective preventive measures can be implemented to protect healthy resident cats.

Following possible exposure, Speed FIVTM test can be used to detect seroconversion by performing 2 tests, 60 days apart.

Instruction for use:

P2

Bibliography:

(1) HARTMANN K. et coll. Comparison of six in-house tests for the diagnosis of feline immunodeficiency and feline leukaemia virus infections. Vet Record, 2001, 149, 317-320
(2) LEVY J. et coll. Report of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, 2005. http://www.aafponline.org/
(3) CACHON T., CHUZEL T. Epidémiologie, pathogénie et symptômes de la PIF. Point Vétérinaire, 2005, 254, 18-21

Websites
ABCD-VETS : European Advisory Board for Cat Diseases

The European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases (ABCD) aims to issue guidelines on the prevention and management of feline infectious disease in Europe.

www.abcd-vets.org

Recommendations of ABCD Vet for FeLV

AAFP : American association of Feline practitionners

The American Association of Feline Practitioners improves the health and well-being of cats by supporting high standards of practice, continuing education.

www.catvets.com

Recommendations of AAFP for FeLV and FIV

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