IDEXX Preventive Care
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Uncover more underlying disease in "healthy" patients

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Evidence supports running IDEXX Preventive Care blood and fecal profiles on all adult dogs1

Data is based on analyses of 29,795 canine IDEXX Preventive Care profiles1 run as part of routine wellness visits, including:

Chem 22 including IDEXX SDMA Test
IDEXX CBC testing with reticulocyte parameters
 Lab 4Dx Plus Test
Fecal Dx antigen testing

See the data in the American Animal Hospital Association's publication Implementing Preventive Care Protocols


The conclusions from the all-dog analysis are similar to an analysis that included cats.2

An analysis from more than a quarter million wellness visits that included just bloodwork revealed significant findings that required follow up in:

1 in 7 adults

  • Cats aged 2–8 years
  • Dogs aged 3–6 years

1 in 5 seniors

  • Cats aged 9–13 years
  • Dogs aged 7–10 years

2 in 5 geriatrics

  • Cats aged 14+ years
  • Dogs aged 11+ years

Data is from 268,817 wellness consultations from 5,016 clinics using IDEXX Reference Laboratories:2

Chem 22 including IDEXX SDMA Test
IDEXX CBC testing with reticulocyte parameters

See the data in the American Animal Hospital Association's publication Promoting Preventive Care Protocols

Case studies

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Scout

During Scout's annual examination, an intestinal parasite infection was caught before symptoms were present. Read the full case study.

A 16-year-old domestic shorthair cat cuddling with female owner

Reese

SDMA helped lead to Reese’s diagnosis and treatment of suspect pyelonephritis and improved kidney function. Read the full case study.

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Gain deeper clinical insights and uncover more underlying disease with the most complete and advanced menu of tests, only available from IDEXX:
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IDEXX chemistry with SDMA

What are pets' kidneys telling you about their health? Listen closer with the IDEXX SDMA Test. SDMA detects diseases of the kidney sooner,2-4 while reflecting other disease processes affecting the kidneys.5 
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IDEXX CBC testing with reticulocyte parameters

CBCs performed at IDEXX Reference Laboratories are the most comprehensive CBCs available. Only IDEXX automatically includes reticulocyte count and reticulocyte hemoglobin on every CBC report.
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Fecal Dx antigen testing

Detect more intestinal parasite infections, earlier than fecal flotation. A single test finds hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms, even when eggs are not present.5
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IDEXX 4Dx Plus Test

The IDEXX 4Dx Plus Test is a standard for accurate detection of heartworm and tick-borne disease. Peer-reviewed studies support that the IDEXX 4Dx Plus Test is the most accurate screening test available.6–8
 
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*Due to “clinically significant findings,” which would indicate the need for follow-up, further consideration, or a change in action by the clinician. Clinical significance based on rules determined by an IDEXX veterinarian panel.

References

  1. Data on file at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. Westbrook, Maine USA. Data based on analyses of 29,795 canine wellness profiles (Chem 22 including IDEXX SDMA Test, IDEXX CBC testing with reticulocyte parameters, the Lab 4Dx Plus Test, and Fecal Dx antigen testing) associated with wellness visits; testing performed at IDEXX Reference Laboratories on July 13, 2016–February 28, 2019. Represented U.S. regions by proportion of included profiles: Northeast (32.0%), South (41.3%), Midwest (17.4%), West (7.6%), and region not reported (1.7%). 
  2. Data on file at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. Westbrook, Maine USA. Data based on analyses of 268,817 canine and feline wellness profiles (Chem 22 including IDEXX SDMA Test and IDEXX CBC testing with reticulocyte parameters) associated with wellness visits from 5,016 clinics using IDEXX Reference Laboratories. Data revealed significant findings that indicated further workup or consideration in adults (1 year of age and older; combined dogs and cats) of all life stages (adults: 15%; seniors: 21%; geriatrics: 42%).
  3. Nabity MB, Lees GE, Boggess M, et al. Symmetric dimethylarginine assay validation, stability, and evaluation as a marker for early detection of chronic kidney disease in dogs. J Vet Intern Med. 2015;29(4):1036–1044.
  4. Hall JA, Yerramilli M, Obare E, Yerramilli M, Jewell DE. Comparison of serum concentrations of symmetric dimethylarginine and creatinine as kidney function biomarkers in cats with chronic kidney disease. J Vet Intern Med. 2014;28(6):1676–1683.
  5. Hall JA, Yerramilli M, Obare E, Yerramilli M, Almes K, Jewell DE. Serum concentrations of symmetric dimethylarginine and creatinine in dogs with naturally occurring chronic kidney disease. J Vet Intern Med. 2016;30(3):794–802.
  6. Elsemore DA, Geng J, Flynn L, Cruthers L, Lucio-Forster A, Bowman DD. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for coproantigen detection of Trichuris vulpis in dogs. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2014;26(3):404–411.
  7. Goldstein RE, Eberts MD, Beall MJ, Thatcher B, Chandrashekar R, Alleman AR. Performance comparison of SNAP 4Dx Plus and AccuPlex4 for the detection of antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilumInt J Appl Res Vet Med. 2014;12(2):141–147.
  8. Eberts MD. Performance of SNAP 4Dx Plus and AccuPlex4 in dogs with different heartworm burdens. Int J Appl Res Vet Med. 2013;11(1):7–9.
  9. Liu J, Drexel J, Andrews B, Eberts M, Breitschwerdt E, Chandrashekar R. Comparative evaluation of two in-clinic assays for vector-borne disease testing in dogs. Top Comp Anim Med. 2018;33(4):114–118.