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We offer you more diagnostic options, so you can make a fast, accurate diagnosis every time. Choose from panels for early detection, including chemistries, CBCs, faecal testing and comprehensive wellness panels.

Our commitment to research and development has brought exclusive next-generation diagnostics to veterinary medicine. Additionally, we employ extensive quality control programmes for all tests, as well as provide a free reticulocyte count for anaemic patients with comprehensive CBCs and more.

Your complete source for Wellness Testing

 

Early detection and prevention are the most important reasons why you should screen every pet, every year—especially where statistics show 10% of “normal” pets in annual checkups have underlying diseases or abnormalities.1

A screen for every patient:

Test CodeName and Contents

PASN/I

Pre-anaesthetic Screen

Comprehensive Haematology, Total Protein, Albumin, Globulin, A:G Ratio, Urea, Creatinine, ALT, ALP, Total Bilirubin, Glucose

Test CodeName and Contents

WELN/I

General Health Screen

Comprehensive Haematology, Total Protein, Albumin, Globulin, A:G Ratio, Urea, Creatinine, ALT, ALP, GGT, Calcium, Inorganic Phosphorus, Cholesterol, Glucose, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Total T4

Test CodeName and Contents

CARDN/I

CARFN/I

Cardiac Screen

Comprehensive Haematology, Chem 17 CLIP (minus Calcium, Phosphorus and Lipase), Lyte 4 CLIP, Cardiopet® proBNP

 

Expand your screen by selecting from the "Add On" tests

 

Test NameTest Code

Coagulation Profile

ACOA

Total T4

AT4C / AT4F

Bile Acid Stimulation Test

ABAS

Cardiopet® proBNP

ABNP / ABNF

Fructosamine

AFRU

Urine Chemistry, Microscopy & Culture

AUCE

FeLV and FIV

AFF

 

See the IDEXX Reference Laboratories Selected Test Protocols guide for our full range of tests and specimen requirements.

 

Reference
1.
Rehm M. Seeing double. Vet Econ. 2007;48(10):40–48.

Dynamic test protocols for your canine patients

 

ACTH Stimulation Test

For the diagnosis of Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s Disease) and Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison’s) Disease

Test of choice for the assessment of: 

  • adrenocorticol reserve in dogs on treatment of hyperadrenocorticism (e.g. undergoing Vetoryl® therapy)
  • diagnosis of iatrogenic hypercortisolism

 

  1. Collect baseline blood sample (1–2 ml blood in plain/gel tube). 
  2. Inject one vial (250 μg) Synacthen, intravenously or intramuscular (regardless of bodyweight).
  3. Sixty minutes post injection, collect the second sample as above.

 

Cortisol is measured in each sample (cortisol x 2).

Test Code ACTH

 

Dexamethasone Supression Test (Low Dose)

For the diagnosis of Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s disease)

This test is recommended to screen for Hyperadrenocorticism in cases without concurrent diseases.

  1. Collect baseline blood sample (1–2 ml blood in plain/gel tube). 
  2. Inject soluble dexamethasone intravenously at a dose rate of 0.01 mg/kg.
  3. Four hours post injection, collect the second sample as above.
  4. Eight hours post injection, collect the third sample as above.

 

Cortisol is measured in each sample (cortisol x 3).

Test Code DEXL

 

Bile Acid Stimulation Test

To evaluate hepatic function

Diagnostic test for feline and canine hepatobiliary diseases and portosystemic vascular anomalities.

  1. Fast the animal for 12 hours.
  2. Take a baseline blood sample (1–2 ml blood in plain/gel tube).
  3. Administer regular meal of dog or cat food (anorexic animals should be forced fed).
  4. Two hours after eating, collect the second sample as above.

Bile acid is measured in both samples (Bile acid x 2)

Test Code BAS

 

Ovarian Remnant Detection—GnRH Stimulation Test

This test is used to detect ovarian tissue in spayed bitches not showing signs of oestrus

This is the test of choice when bitches are not showing signs of oestrus at the time of sampling. For bitches showing signs of oestrus, please see protocol for Ovarian Remnant Syndrome—hCG Stimulation Test.

  1. Collect baseline blood sample (2 ml blood in plain/gel tube).
  2. Inject 0.32 μg Buserelin intravenously. Because a very small volume of drug is required (83 μl), dilution with sterile water (1:10) is recommended to bring
    the total volume to 0.83 ml.
  3. Three hours post injection, collect the second sample as above.

 

Oestradiol is measured in each sample (oestradiol x 2).

Test Code OAP1

 

Ovarian Remnant Detection – hCG Stimulation Test

Test protocol to confirm the presence of functioning ovarian tissue in bitches showing signs of oestrus

No baseline sample is required for this test.

  1. Inject 44 IU/kg hCG (Chorulon, Intervet) intramuscularly during behavioural oestrus.
  2. Two weeks later collect blood sample (2 ml blood in plain/gel tube).

 

Progesterone is measured in post hCG sample – (Progesterone x 1).

Test Code PGT

 

Canine RIG Test (Cryptorchidism)

An aid to the diagnosis of cryptorchidism in dogs

This test has been shown to be an aid to the diagnosis of cryptorchidism in dogs.

  1. Collect baseline blood sample (2 ml blood in plain/gel tube).
  2. Inject 200–500 IU/Dog hCG (Chorulon, Intervet) intravenously.
  3. Sixty minutes post injection collect the second blood sample as above.

Testosterone is measured in each sample (testosterone x 2).

Test Code RIG

 

SHAP—Sex Hormone Alopecia Profile

To evaluate atypical or subclinical hyperadrenocorticism or Alopecia X in dogs

To evaluate atypical or subclinical hyperadrenocorticism or Alopecia X in dogs which have tested negative for hypothyroidism and Cushing’s syndrome, where the suspected cause is excessive production of other adrenal steroid hormones.

  1. Collect baseline blood sample (2 ml blood in plain/gel tube).
  2. Inject one vial (250 μg) Synacthen, intravenously or intramuscular (regardless of body weight).
  3. Sixty minutes post injection, collect the second sample as above.

 

Cortisol and 17-OH-Progesterone are measured in both samples (cortisol and 17-OH-Progesterone x 2).

Test Code SHAP

 

Dynamic test protocols for your feline patients

 

ACTH Stimulation Test

Diagnostic test for feline hyperadrenocorticism

Diagnostic test for feline hyperadrenocorticism. ACTH produces a lower peak cortisol value and the elevation is more transient in the cat compared with the dog.

Note: ACTH is not licensed for use in the cat.

  1. Collect baseline blood sample (1–2 ml blood in plain/gel tube).
  2. Inject ½ vial (125 μg) Synachten, intravenously.
  3. Sixty minutes post injection, collect the second sample as above.
  4. Ninety minutes post injection, collect the third sample as above.

 

Cortisol is measured in all samples (cortisol x 3).

Test Code FACT

 

Dexamethasone Supression Test

A diagnostic test for hyperadrenocorticism

A single high dose dexamethasone suppression test is recommended as a diagnostic test for hyperadrenocorticism in the cat. 

Results of this test should never constitute the sole evidence for the presence of this disease in cats. 

  1. Collect baseline blood sample (1–2 ml blood in plain/gel tube).
  2. Inject soluble dexamethasone intravenously at a dose rate of 0.1 mg/kg. 
  3. Four hours post injection, collect the second sample as above.
  4. Eight hours post injection, collect the third sample as above.

 

Cortisol is measured in all samples (cortisol x 3).

Test Code DSTC

 

Ovarian Remnant Detection—GnRH Stimulation Test

Test protocol to confirm the presence of functioning ovarian tissue in queens not showing signs of oestrus at the time of sampling

  1. Collect baseline blood sample (2 ml blood in plain/gel tube). 
  2. Inject 0.40 μg Buserelin intramuscular.
  3. Two hours post injection, collect the second sample as above.

 

Oestradiol is measured in each sample (oestradiol x 2)

Test Code OAP1

 

Ovarian Remnant Stimulation Test—hCG Stimulation Test

Test protocol to confirm the presence of functioning ovarian tissue in queens showing signs of oestrus No baseline sample is required for this test

No baseline sample is required for this test.

  1. Inject 300 IU hCG (Chorulon, Intervet) intramuscularly during behavioural oestrus.
  2. Two weeks later collect blood sample (2 ml blood in plain/gel tube).

 

Progesterone is measured in post hCG sample. (progesterone x 1)

Test Code PGT

 

Feline RIG Test (Cryptorchidism)

An aid to the diagnosis of cryptorchidism in cats

This test has been shown to be an aid to the diagnosis of cryptorchidism in cats.

  1. Collect baseline blood sample (2 ml blood in plain/gel tube).
  2. Inject 300 IU hCG (Chorulon, Intervet) intravenously.
  3. Sixty minutes post injection, collect the second blood sample as above.

 

Testosterone is measured in each sample (testosterone x 2).

Test Code RIG

 

 

Sample collection and submission guidelines
  • Ensure the samples have clotted and centrifuge 30–120 minutes after collection.
  • Separate serum into plain tubes and label tubes with the patient’s name and time of sample.
  • Submit tubes containing separated serum and request form to the laboratory.

Dynamic test protocols for your equine patients

 

Dexamethasone Supression Test

To differentiate normal horses from those with hyperadrenocorticism

Generally regarded as a suitable screening test to differentiate normal horses from those with hyperadrenocorticism. Single doses of dexamethasone given to laminitic ponies have caused no clinical problems after administration.

  1. Between 16:00 and 18:00 Collect baseline blood sample (at least 1 ml of blood in plain/gel tube).
  2. Inject soluble dexamethasone intramuscularly at a dosage of 0.04 mg/kg.
  3. Fifteen to 19 hours post injection, collect the second sample as above.

 

Cortisol is measured in all samples (cortisol x 2).

Test Code EDEX

 

Equine RIG Test (Cryptorchidism)—Dynamic hCG Stimulation Test

To differentiate castrated animals from cryptorchids.

  1. Collect baseline blood sample (2 ml blood in plain/gel tube).
  2. Inject 6000 IU hCG (Chorulon, Intervet) intravenously.
  3. Sixty minutes post injection, collect second blood sample as above.

 

Testosterone is measured in each sample (testosterone x 2).

Test Code RIG

 

Equine RIG Test (Cryptorchidism)—Oestrone Sulphate Single Sample

To differentiate between crytorchid animals and false rigs

In animals 3 years or older, to differentiate between crytorchid animals and false rigs (castrated males showing signs suggestive of testicular hormonal stimulation).

The test is not suitable for donkeys.

  • Collect a single blood sample (at least 1 ml blood in plain/gel tube).

 

Oestrone sulphate is measured (oestrone sulphate x 1).

Test Code OSR

 

 

Sample collection and submission guidelines
  • Ensure the samples have clotted and centrifuge 30–120 minutes after collection.
  • Separate serum into plain tubes and label tubes with the patient’s name and time of sample.
  • Submit tubes containing separated serum and request form to the laboratory.