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T4 Total ELISA Kit (Canine)

  • Created on the 29 August, 2018.

INTENDED USE

Canine T4 total ELISA kit is intended for analysing quantitative concentrations of total T4 (thyroxin) in the samples of dog plasma and serum. The dynamic range for this assay is 50.0 – 250.0 nmol/l.

BACKGROUND

The measurement of total T4 (thyroxin) is useful in dogs that suffer from obesity, poor coat, reproductive dysfunction, myopathy, failure to grow, unexplained lethargy, megaesphagus and hyperlipidemia. The levels of total T4 reduce during aging and also specific breads are known to display lower levels of total T4 for example; Labrador, C.Spaniel, Husky and Malamute. There is evidence to indicate that as high as 20 per cent of all normal dogs show decreased plasma or serum T3 or T4 total levels.

SENSITIVITY

The standard range of dog thyroxin using current canine T4 total ELISA kit is 50.0 – 250.0 nmol/l. Please contact us for the protocol insert for more details.

REFERENCES

  1. Prevalence of anti-thyroglobulin antibodies detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay of canine serum. J Am Vet Med Assoc. (1990) 196 (5): 745-8. Beale K.M., et al.
  2. Measurement of total thyroxine concentration in serum from dogs and cats by use of various methods. Am J Vet Res. (2006) 67 (2): 259-65. Kemppainen R.J. and Birchfield J.R.
  3. Evaluation of serum free thyroxine and thyrotropin concentrations in the diagnosis of canine hypothyroidism. J Small Anim Pract. (1999) 40 (2): 72-8. Dixon R.M. and Mooney C.T.
  4. Magnetic antibody immunoassay thyroid function tests in general practice. Vet Rec. (1984) 115 (4): 79-83. Donne C.S. and Wildgoose W.H.
  5. Evaluation of an in-house enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for quantitative measurement of serum total thyroxine concentration in dogs and cats. J Am Vet Med Assoc. (2002) 221 (2): 243-9. Lurye J.C., et al.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Full Name: T4 Total ELISA Kit (Canine)
  • Reactivity: Canine
  • Sample Type: Serum, Plasma
  • Sensitivity: n/a

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