Diagnostic Testing Service

Feline retrovirus panel (PFS002)

Specimen type

EDTA whole blood

Contents

  • Feline leukemia virus causes anemia or lymphoma, but because it suppresses the immune system, it can also predispose cats to deadly infections.
  • Feline immodeficiency virus causes disease because it reduces the ability of the cat’s immune system to respond to other infections. Some cats will experience lethargy, fever, or lymph node enlargement in the acute phase.