Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Thyroxine assay

Synonym(s): T4 assay

Contributor(s): David Bruyette

Overview

  • Thyroxine (T4) is the main secretory product of the thyroid gland.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Radioimmunoassay.

Availability

  • Most commercial laboratories.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from VetMedResource and PubMed.
  • Dixon R M & Mooney C T (1999) Evaluation of serum free thyroxine and thyrotropin concentrations in the diagnosis of canine hypothyroidism. JSAP 40(2), 72-78.
  • Panciera D L (1999)Is it possible to diagnose hypothyroidism? JSAP 40(4), 152-157.
  • Behrend E N, Kemppainen R J & Young D W (1998) Effect of storage conditions on cortisol, total thyroxine, and free thyroxine concentrations in serum and plasma of dogs. JAVMA 212, 1564-1568.
  • Peterson M E, Melian C & Nichol R (1997) Measurement of serum total thyroxine, triodothyronine, free thyroxine and thyrotropin concentrations for diagnosis of hypothyroidism in dogs JAVMA 211, 1396-1402.
  • Miller A B, Nelson R W, Scott-Moncrieff J C, Neal L & Bottoms G D (1992) Serial thyroid hormone concentrations in healthy dogs, dogs with hypothyroidism, and euthyroid dogs with atopic dermatitis Br Vet J 148, 451-458.
  • Nelson R W, Ihle S L, Feldma E C & Bottoms G D (1991) Serum free thyroxine concentration in healthy dogs, dogs with hypothyroidism, and euthyroid dogs with concurrent illness JAVMA 198, 1401-1407.
  • Beale K M (1990) Current diagnostic techniques for evaluating thyroid gland function in the dog Vet Clin North Am Sm Anim Pract 20, 1429-1441.
  • Reimers T J, Lawler D F, Sutaria P M, Correa M T & Erb H N (1990) Effects of age, sex and body size on serum concentrations of thyroid and adrenocortical hormones in dogs Am J Vet Res 51, 454-457.

Organisation(s)

  • Most commercial laboratories.


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