When multiple examinations are carried out in the same patient over a period of time, the degree of progression of the tumor can be inferred from the trend of the point. However, we do not provide 'boundary' point, so we recommend re-testing at periodic intervals.
'Border' means borderline or gray zone. Section in which the parameters are not clearly defined—i.e., are neither ‘positive’ nor ‘negative’, is marked as a boundary. If the border is displayed, a test to identify malignant tumors is recommended with a monthly interval.
False-positive means the probability of malignancy is marked as 'high' or 'very high' even when there is no malignant tumor.
. To date, the test is not recommended for patients with pyometra since they tend to show high probability of false positive. Also, since pancreatitis and IMHA (immune mediated hemolytic anemia) show false-positive results in about 30% of patients, such possibility must be considered in interpretation.
Test results are not reliable just by checking what is visibly shown on the band. Of course, if the control line is normal and the test line is evidently darker, you can predict the result to a certain extent, however it can be misinterpreted. Therefore, it should be loaded in the machine in order to attain an accurate result.
You cannot visibly distinguish positive / negative from the control line. Some of the kits on the market do by visible comparative value, but this kit differs from other kits in their analytical principles.