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My cat was negative, it is a new cat I am considering from Europe. They test with the stool. I fear it may not be accurate.
I understand your concern BUT if the stool is negative for corona you can trust the results.Since most cats do carry coronavirus harmlessly it will show up in stool if the cat is positive.
Please let me know if you wish to discuss this further.
wont it be negative in the stool if the cat is not CURRENTLY shedding? Or are you saying if a cat has been exposed it will STILL be in stool.
As blood would show antibodies?
Don't want to risk exposing other negative (by blood) cats
but if you want a corona free home....
I completely understand how you feel. Although many cats carry corona harmlessly there is always a chance a positive cat CAN develop FIP. So, I agree, it is not worth taking a chance to endanger the cats you already have, that are negative. If a cat is positive it WILL show up both in blood and stool So if a cat tests negative via a stool test, you can trust the cat is negative.
The European test came back-stool PCR and it was less tham 1:100. That was only number. On our US Antech tests we get 2 readings a less than 1:400, less than 1:1600 what is the difference between the two tests?