World renowned key opinion leaders on the subject of feline coronavirus (FCoV)/FIP, led by Dr Diane Addie, carried out a clinical comparison study on the ImmunoComb Feline Corona Virus (FIP) Kit, versus seven other antibody tests for to feline Coronavirus (FCoV).
Firstly the authors found 100% sensitivity and 100% specificity for the ImmunoComb Feline Corona Virus Kit.
The authors then set out criteria describing the ideal feline Coronavirus antibody test:
“Taking these issues into consideration, we identified five desirable qualities in a FCoV antibody test: high sensitivity; high specificity; a requirement for a small quantity of sample; the ability to use effusion, as well as whole blood, plasma or serum; and the sensitivity of the test in the presence of virus. In addition, two other qualities in tests may be required for the purpose of screening cats: the speed of the result and the determination of an antibody titre.”
ImmunoComb was the only test to meet all of these criteria.