Detection of feline leukemia virus infection in saliva.

  title={Detection of feline leukemia virus infection in saliva.},
  author={Hermanns Lutz and Oswald Jarrett},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={25 5},
The question was investigated whether feline leukemia virus (FeLV) infection may be diagnosed by testing saliva in an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Saliva was collected with commercially available swabs, eluted from the swabs, and tested in the ELISA. A comparison of results with saliva and serum samples from 60 specific-pathogen-free cats, 9 experimentally infected cats, and 1,117 field cats led to the following conclusions. False-positive saliva results, if any occurred, were… CONTINUE READING