Re: Understanding Lab Results

Kirsten Rasmussen

Hi Joule, my understanding is that testing during the seasonal rise can be helpful to tease out early PPID cases with exaggerated seasonal rises that otherwise have normal ACTH at other times of the year.  That might be the best time for you to test if he has no signs of PPID, but if you're doing insulin blood work at any other time it doesn't hurt to add on the ACTH test anyways to monitor it, other than a little more money for the actual test and some more effort from your vet to prep the ACTH sample. 

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