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New research shows in-house total T4 test as accurate as reference laboratory testing

Given that thyroid disease is common, especially in older pets, and the clinical signs sometimes subtle, it’s typically recommended to include total T4 (TT4) in chemistry profiles for all cats greater than seven years of age and for dogs with any hint of hypothyroidism. Furthermore, patients receiving therapy for thyroid disease require frequent monitoring of TT4. No matter how you look at it, TT4 is a frequently run, essential test.

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