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Canine Testing Information and Protocols


Canine Adrenal Function Tests: protocols for the ACTH-Response Test, Low-Dose and High-Dose Dexamethasone-Suppression Tests and information about measuring endogenous ACTH.

Canine Metabolic Tests: information for measuring Vitamin B12, Folate and TLI (Trypsin-Like Immunoreactivity) in dogs for characterizing some malabsorptive disorders, pancreatitis, etc.

Canine Reproductive Function Tests: use of Progesterone testing for determining ovulation and the GnRH-Response Test protocol for determining testicular function or castration in male dogs.

Canine Thyroid Tests: use of the thyroid tests T4, T3, free T4 Two-Step and Equilibrium Dialysis methods, Thyroglobulin Autoantibody detection and TSH are reviewed. The different free T4 methods are also discussed.

Canine Thyroid Test Interpretation: possible interpretations of various thyroid states for dogs.

OFA Canine Thyroid Testing: instructions for submitting samples for the OFA thyroid registry and certification.