Virbac Diagnostics

Speed T4

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Quantitative measurement of thyroxine (total T4) in canine and feline serum or plasma

Presentation Advantages

Method : Immunochromatography

Analysis : Quantitative dosage of total T4 in serum or plasma

Sample : Serum, plasma

Reading : 15 minutes (including 5 minutes of incubation)

Presentation : 6 tests

Storage : between 2°C and 8°C

Performances :

Speed T4 allows to mesure thyroxine concentration in canine and feline blood.

Speed T4 is a quick and easy diagnostic tool that can be performed during a consultation in just 15 minutes. It can be used in senior health check. Also, it allows a precise follow up thanks to quantitative result.

Why to use Speed T4 ?

Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are among the most common endocrine disorders in dogs and cats, respectively.

Thyroxine is a hormone synthesized by the thyroid gland. Total T4 measurement provides useful information for the screening and diagnosis of thyroid diseases.

When to use Speed T4 ?

Hypothyroidism is the most common endocrine disorder in older dogs. If the diagnoses are made on average at the age of 7 years, the at-risk breeds (Doberman, Pinscher, Golden Retriever, etc.) can present symptoms from the age of 2 years.

In cats, hyperthyroidism is more common from the age of 10. Certain risk factors increase the chances of hyperthyroidism such as canned food or sex (females are more common).

Instructions for use

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