Re: Asking for input on test results (ACTH, Insulin) for Bella & Destiny

Kirsten Rasmussen

Regarding switching labs: it's not ideal if you are comparing to previous data as the assay can sometimes differ and therefore numbers cannot be directly compared.  We generally advise sticking with the same lab.

For Antech vs Cornell, specifically:
Please note that the double-shipping of ACTH to Cornell via Antech increases the risk of reducing the result artificially if it degrades at all during the second shipping.  You have no way of knowing if it did or not.  At least if it is sent with glucose to Cornell directly from your vet, the glucose number will provide an indication of whether or not the sample was degraded during shipping.

Kirsten and Shaku (IR) - 2019
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