Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) - Antibodies

LABOKLIN Service ID: 133


serum or EDTA plasma or heparin plasma 0.5 ml




1 day


  • A positive result indicates FIV infection, but positive titres are also possible in kittens with maternal antibodies.
  • In questionable cases (exclusion of false positive results), the test should be repeated after 2 – 4 weeks.
  • Further validation can be provided by an FIV blot at a partner laboratory. Here, a separate antibody detection of two antigens typical for FIV is performed.
  • A negative result does not completely rule out an infection. False negative results can, for example, occur at the beginning or at the final stage of the disease.