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Feline Leukemia Virus Test

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For pet disease diagnosis

Specs:25T / box
Testing Time:7-10 mins
Worldwide shipping, free sample
Introduction
Feline Leukemia Virus Test is based on the Colloidal gold immunochromatography to detect the FeLV of feline. 

Components
Test Kit
20 pcs
Diluents
1 bottle
Dropper
20 pcs
PE Gloves
1 packet
Product Instruction
1
Storage & Shelf-Life
At 2~30℃, out of sun light & moisture, 24 months

Test Procedure
1. Collect the separated serum or blood plasma. The whole blood (without anticoagulant) collected within 4 hours can be used. The serum and plasma can be storage at 4℃ for 72 hours or frozen for long-term storage.
2. Take out and place the test card on the flat desk. Drop 10 ul sample into the sample well.
3. Add 2 drop of diluents into the sample well.
4. Wait for 10-15 minutes and read the result. The result after 15 minutes is invalid.

Interpretation of Results
Negative: line C&T appear
Positive: only line C appear
Invalid: line T&C does not appear or only the line T appear.

Results Illustration
Negative:
Positive:
Invalid:
Precautions
Refer to the instruction

Operation Guideline

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Trivia questions : What is feline leukemia?

Feline leukemia

Feline leukemia symptoms

Cats with leukemia may show symptoms of pale mucous membranes, anemia, decreased appetite, malaise, weight loss, and bleeding spots on the skin and mucous membranes.
The main features are malignant lymphoma, myeloid leukemia, and degenerative thymus atrophy and non-regenerative anemia, among which the most severe for cats is malignant lymphoma. Kittens are highly susceptible and decrease with age.

Feline leukemia incubation period

Incubation period is usually 2 to 4 weeks, but may be as long as 12 months.

Feline leukemia stages

After the virus enters the cat, FeLV infection is divided into six stages:
Stage 1: The virus usually enters cats through the pharynx, where it infects epithelial cells and infects tonsil B lymphocytes and macrophages. These white blood cells then filter to the lymph nodes and begin to replicate.
The second stage: the virus enters the blood and begins to spread throughout the body.
Stage 3: The lymphatic system (producing antibodies that attack infected and cancer cells) is infected and spread further throughout the body.
Stage Four: Essentials of Infection-The virus can control the body's immune system and cause viremia. At this stage, the lymphatic system and intestines become infected.

If the cat's immune system is unable to resist the virus, it advances to:
Stage Five: Bone marrow is infected. At this point, the virus will accompany him for the rest of his life. At this stage, the virus replicates and is released in infected neutrophils for four to seven days, sometimes in lymphocytes, monocytes, and eosinophils (all white blood cells form in the bone marrow).
Stage 6: The cat's body is overwhelmed after infection, and mucous membranes and glandular epithelial cells (tissue forms a thin protective layer on the surface of the naked body and forms a lumen, inner layer of ducts and organs) become infected. The virus replicates in epithelial tissues, including the salivary glands, oropharynx, stomach, esophagus, intestines, trachea, nasopharynx, renal tubules, bladder, pancreas, alveolar ducts, and sebum tubes at the muzzle.

Feline leukemia test

In addition to rapid screening for HIV / Leukemia, and a full blood count (CBC) test, cats can also find red blood cells (anemia), white blood cells, and thrombocytopenia in cats. Liver and kidney indexes may also increase. And feline leukemia virus antigen detection (such as ELISA antigen detection), bone marrow sampling, tumor material sampling can also be used for diagnosis.

Is feline leukemia contagious?

Signs of feline leukemia

Infected cats can cause anemia, fever, dyspnea, decreased body weight and appetite, gingivitis, stomatitis, lethargy, enlarged lymph nodes, and decreased immunity, which can lead to death from a variety of diseases. Some cats may even develop tumors.

How is feline leukemia spread?

Feline leukemia is essentially a viral infection, and the virus is mainly transmitted orally. The saliva and nasal discharge of cats with source contain high levels of virus, and are also found in milk and urine. The virus is transmitted through bites, licking each other's hair, sharing food pans, and contacting secretions and feces from sick cats. Kittens can also be infected through the placenta or milk of a mother cat.

What is feline leukaemia virus

Feline leukemia virus

Feline leukemia virus is a complete virus. Genetic information is stored on the viral RNA, and it does not depend on other viruses to complete its own replication process. The virus is sensitive to ether and bile salts and can be inactivated by heating at 56 ° C for 30 minutes. Common disinfectants and acidic environments (pH <4.5) can also inactivate them. But it has some resistance to ultraviolet rays.

How long does feline leukemia virus live?

Compared with feline plague virus, feline leukemia virus is much more fragile. The virus excreted from the body can only survive for about three days in a humid environment, and most common household disinfectants can inactivate it. Cheng Qin's habit of washing his hands can also prevent the virus from remaining infected.

Treatment for feline leukemia

Can feline leukemia be cured?

There is no effective treatment for this disease. You can try to prevent secondary bacterial infection with antibiotics, provide nutrition for infusion, correct dehydration, and administer antiviral drugs. Some scholars have suggested euthanasia after diagnosis. Serological therapy and radiation therapy can be used to inhibit tumor growth.

Can feline leukemia be cured?

Only no more than 20% of cats can survive 3 years after becoming sick. But unlike humans, feline leukemia is essentially a viral infection, a common non-traumatic lethal disease in cats, and a malignant infectious disease caused by feline leukemia virus and feline sarcoma virus. Feline leukemia virus, after infecting normal cells, will multiply with normal cells, which will make it difficult to cure. The infection may last from several months to several years.

Feline leukemia prevention

In order to reduce the risk of cat infection, it is necessary to give the cat a leukemia vaccine in time. In addition, AIDS and leukemia screening and isolation for new cats should be properly done, and cats should be kept out of contact with other cats.

Vaccine for feline leukemia

The FeLV vaccine has been specifically developed so the vaccine does not cause the disease. After a day or two of vaccination, you can hardly see any adverse effects except for some mild sluggish behavior. Very few cats may have a mild allergic reaction. The FeLV vaccine has been available for many years and is constantly being improved. They help prevent FeLV infections and thus control FeLV-related diseases. Unfortunately, no vaccine is 100% protective.

Summary :

Cats, like humans, also suffer from incurable diseases, so pet owners need to be more concerned about the health of the cats, regularly vaccinate the cats, and do physical examinations to keep the cats and their living environment clean and comfortable, and share a good life with cats.
The Feline Leukemia Virus Test provided by BALLYA can effectively detect whether cats contain feline leukemia antibodies and infer whether cats have leukemia. This kit is easy to operate, and has a short detection time and high accuracy, allowing the veterinarian to understand the situation at the first time and make timely treatment.
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