Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Thyroxine assay

Synonym(s): T4 assay

Contributor(s): Carmel Mooney, Mark Peterson

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.
  • Mooney C T, Little C J L & Macrea A W (1996) Effect of illness not associated with the thyroid gland on serum total and free thyroxine concentrations in cats. JAVMA 208,2004-2008.
  • Peterson M E & Gamble D A (1990) Effect of non-thyroidal illness on serum thyroxine concentrations in cats - 494 cases. JAVMA 197,1203-1211.
  • McLoughlin M A, DiBartola S P, Birchard S J & Day D G (1993) Influence of systemic non-thyroidal illness on serum concentration of thyroxine in hyperthyroid cats. JAAHA 29,227-234.
  • Thoday K L & Mooney C T (1992) Historical, clinical and laboratory features of 126 hyperthyroid cats. Vet Rec 131, 257-264.

Other sources of information

  • Peterson M E (2000) Hyperthyroidism. In: Ettinger S J, Feldman E C (eds): Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine; diseases of the Dog and Cat. 5th edition. Philadelphia, W B Saunders Co., pp 1400-1419.


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