This product detects a band of approximately 28kDa under reducing conditions. A strong band of 80kDa representing glycosylated FeLV gag gene product may also be present.
This product recognizes feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) p27 core protein (p27).
The oncoretrovirus FeLV is responsible for both neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions, often resulting in a poor prognosis and fatal outcome for cats persistently infected. During persistent infection the virus, soluble viral antigens and antigen containing white blood cells are continuously present in the blood and diagnosis is mainly based upon detection of the p27 antigen - using ELISA to test for p27 as it circulates free in the bloodstream, and Immunofluorescence studies to detect p27 within the infected white cells.
Store at +4 °C or at -20 °C if preferred.
Storage in frost-free freezers is not recommended.
This product should be stored undiluted. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing as this may denature the antibody. Should this product contain a precipitate we recommend microcentrifugation before use.
If stored in this manner, this product is stable for 18 months after receipt.