Test Protocols

Test Protocols

LOW DOSE DEXAMETHASONE SUPPRESSION TEST PROTOCOL (canine)

Obtain a basal blood plasma sample  (0 hour)

Administer 0.01 mg/kg body weight of dexamethasone sodium phosphate IV

Obtain ‘post’ blood plasma samples at 4 hours and 8 hours

 

HIGH DOSE DEXAMETHASONE SUPPRESSION TEST PROTOCOL (canine)

Obtain a basal blood serum sample (0 hour)

Administer 0.1 mg/kg body weight of dexamethasone sodium phosphate IV

Obtain ‘post’ blood serum samples at 4 hours and 8 hours

 

ACTH STIMULATION TEST PROTOCOL  (canine)

Begin test between 8-9am

Obtain a basal blood serum sample (0 hour)

Administer 0.125 mg IV for dogs up to 5 kg or 0.25 mg IV for dogs greater than 5 kg of SynacthenR

Obtain a ‘post’ blood serum sample at 1 hour

 

ACTH STIMULATION TEST PROTOCOL  (feline)

Begin test between 8-9am

Obtain a basal blood serum sample (0 hour)

Administer 0.125 mg IV per cat regardless of body weight of SynacthenR

Obtain a ‘post’ blood serum sample at 30 minutes and 1 hour

 

Note : SynacthenR is not licensed for use in dogs or cats. The active ingredient of SynacthenR is tetracosactide acetate – a synthetic
analog of ACTH.

 

 



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Test Protocols