Feline FeLV-gp27 ELISA kit is designed to detect feline leukemia virus-p27 antigen (FeLV-gp27) using serum and plasma samples. This assay has a quantitative and qualitative standard range.
Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is responsible for causing various blood disorder such as leukaemia and lymphoma in cats. If the virus is not defeated by the animal’s immune system then this could lead diseases which might be lethal. Also, this is a species specific virus and is not able to infect other animals such as dogs. There are vaccines that are available, however, they do not offer 100% protection and serious side effects have been reported. One of the major core protein of FeLV is FeLV p27-antigen, this antigen can be found in the blood of FeLV infected felines. The following assay offers an alternative to the more widely used method IFA test on blood smears, with both procedures providing comparable results. We would also recommend carrying out an IFA, PCR or virus-isolation in order to confirm a positive ELISA result.
The standard range of feline leukemia virus-p27 antigen using current feline FeLV-gp27 ELISA kit is qualitative and quantitative. Please contact us for the protocol insert for more details.
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- Full Name: FCV-gp27 (Feline Leukemia Virus) Antigen ELISA Kit (Feline)
- Reactivity: Feline
- Sample Type: Serum, Plasma
- Sensitivity: Qualitative, Quantitative
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