Re: Leptin

Eleanor Kellon, VMD

---In EquineCushings@..., <JKemmerer@...> wrote :

We know this horse is Cushings but he is a thoroughbred so could these low results be correct?
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The glucose definitely is not correct. That level is incompatible with life.

Leptin is much more stable to the effects of sample handling:

Effects of sample handling on the stability of interleukin 6, tumour necrosis factor-alpha and leptin.


so it may be correct.  A lab's "normals" are only a reflection of the population they tested which may not have included many (if any) thoroughbreds.  That said, can't rule out an effect if the delay in processing or heat exposure etc. was more severe than in that study.

Eleanor in PA
EC Co-owner
Feb 2001

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