Diagnostic test for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus FIV Ab

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) belongs to the retrovirus family of viruses in a group called lentiviruses. Lentiviruses typically only cause disease slowly and thus infected cats may remain healthy for many years. The primary mode of transmission for FIV is through bite wounds. Casual, non-aggressive contact does not appear to be an efficient route of spreading the virus. In infected cats, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) attacks the immune system, leaving the cat vulnerable to many other infections. Although cats infected with FIV may appear normal for years, they eventually suffer from this immune deficiency, which allows normally harmless bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi found in the everyday environment to potentially cause severe illnesses. Some of the most common signs seen in FIV infected cats are: weight loss, recurrent fever, lethargy, enlarged lymph nodes, gingivitis and stomatitis, chronic or recurrent respiratory, ocular and instestinal disease, chronic skin disease, persistent diarrhea and neurological disease. Unfortunately, there is currently no definitive cure for FIV. The median survival time for a cat diagnosed with FIV is approximately five years. Appropriate supportive treatment of FIV-infected cats relevant to presenting clinical signs should be instituted as early as possible.

REDTEST test device
Assay solution in tube

Diagnostic test for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus FIV Ab

Sample material:
Whole blood
Diagnostic test contains the following components:
  • REDTEST test device
  • Disposable capillary droppers
  • Assay buffer
  • Instruction of use

How to perform FIV Ab test?

Unpack the test

Remove the test device from the sealed pouch and place it on the flat surface

Collect the sample and add the solution

Add 50μL of the specimen into an assay buffer and mix well. Add 3 drops of the prepared solution into the sample well (S).


Interpret the test results after 5-10 minutes.
Results read earlier or later may be falsified.

Interpretation of the results

Positive result: two colored lines will appear - in the test line zone and control line zone
Negative result: only one colored line will appear in the control line zone
Invalid result: the colored line does not appear in the control line zone

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