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Speed Trio FeLV/FIV/Corona

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Rapid combined detection of FeLV antigens, antibodies directed against FIV and against Coronavirus.

Presentation Advantages

Method: Membrane immunochromatography

Analysis: Combined detection of the P27 FeLV capsid antigen, antibodies directed against GP40, an envelope glycoprotein of FIV and antibodies directed against protein N, a coronavirus capsid protein.

Sample: Whole blood with anticoagulant, plasma or serum

Preparation: 2 minutes

Reading: 15 minutes

Storage: 24 months at room temperature (+2°c to +30°C)

Presentation: 6 tests

Reliability: Compared with the reference method (1) ; (2) ; (3) 

FeLV

Viral isolation

FIV

Western Blot

FCoV

Indirect Immunofluorescence


Sens: 94.7 %
Spec: 99.2 %


Sens: 96.3 %
Spec: 98.9 %


Sens: 96.5 %* 
Spec: 100%

* on blood samples (anticoagulated whole blood, serum or plasma)

The Speed Trio FeLV/FIV/Corona technology enables a combined detection of FeLV soluble viral antigens, antibodies directed against FIV and antibodies directed against feline coronavirus.

Quick and easy Speed Trio FeLV/FIV/Corona can be performed in the clinic, in one step and in only 15 minutes.

Speed Trio FeLV/FIV/Corona can be stored 24 months at rooms temperature, between 2°C and 30°C.

Why to use Speed Trio FeLV/FIV/Corona ?

The retroviruses (FeLV and FIV) and Feline Coronavirus infection (FCoV) are considered major causes of mortality in cats.

  • Retroviruses and coronaviruses often remain asymptomatic after initial infection

  • FeLV, FIV and FCoV infections are considered as the main causes of feline immune-suppression

  • FeLV, FIV and FCoV lead to alike, non-specific clinical signs [6] which make differential diagnosis confusing: anemia, anorexia, loss of weight, chronic respiratory or gastro-intestinal disease...

When to use Speed Trio FeLV/FIV/Corona ?

Speed Trio FeLV/FIV/Corona is a rapid test to help vet-practitioners to narrow diagnosis in front of unspecific but suggestive symptoms of retrovirosis and/or coronavirosis and to select further clinical examinations.

In multi-cat environments, the determination of the status of new arrivals can be used to prevent healhy cats from being exposed to the virus.

Speed FeLV/FIV/Corona is recommended for the monitoring of cats which leave in high risk environments.

Instructions for use:

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Bibliography:

1. Hartmann K. et coll. Quality of different in-clinic test systems for feline immunodeficiency virus and feline leukaemia virus infection. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2007, 9, 439-445
2.  Addie DD., Le Poder S., Burr P. et al. The utility of feline coronavirus antibody tests. J Feline Med Surg. 2015 Feb;17(2):152-62
3. E. Sagols ; S. Audhuy ; J. Morlet ; E.Claret. Evaluation of an immunochromatographic rapid test for the detection of anti-coronavirus antibodies in blood and effusions. WSAVA/FECAVA/BSAVA Congress, 11th-15th April 2012, Birmingham, UK

4. Hartmann K. – Clinical aspect of feline retroviruses: a review. Viruses, 2012; 4(11): 2684 – 2710
5. J. Levy et al. – 2008 AAFP Feline Retrovirus management guidelines. J. Fel. Med. Surg., 2008; 10: 300
6. Young D. – Common causes of death in cats. Proceeding of the 36th WSAVA Congress, 14th-17th Oct 2011, Jeju, Korea
7. Lutz H. et al. – Feline Leukaemia ABCD Guidelines on prevention and management. J. Fel. Med. Surg., 2009; 11: 565 – 574
8. Guidelines of Felilne Infectious Peritonitis of the European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases. Available on www.abcd-vets.org/

9. Hosie M.J. and al. – Feline immunodeficiency ABCD Guidelines on prevention and management. J. Fel. Med. Surg., 2009 ; 11: 575 – 584.
10. Addie D, Belak S, Boucraut-Baralon C et coll. Feline infectious peritonitis. ABCD guidelines on prevention and management. J. Fel. Med. Surg. 2009; 11(7):594-604
11. Levy JK et coll. Prevalence of FeLV and FIV in cats with abscesses or bite wounds. Proceedings of the 8th Intern Feline Retrovirus Research Symposium. Washington, DC: October 8-11, 2006
11. Addie DD. Diagnosis of coronavirus and FIP in cats. In : Proceedings of the NAVC 2005. Orlando, Florida
12. Hartmann K et col. Quality of different in-clinic test system for feline immunodeficiency virus and leukaemia virus infection. J. Fel Med Surg., 2007; 9: 493-445

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

European ABCD guidelines for FeLV, FIV and Feline Coronavirus 
 

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

 

AAFP guidelines for FeLV and FIV