MSU bloodwork


Kay Howitt <akkray@...>
 

Hi Everybody, I've been reading the posts all along, but haven't had anything
new to add to the discussions. I do want to ask a question, though. I've come
across repeated cautions against the dexamethasone suppression test and wonder
what are the facts to back them up. I talked with my vet about the perceived
dangers of this test and she said she only ran across 1 case in which the test
itself caused a problem. She still believes it to be the most definitive way to
diagnose Cushings. So I'm just curious about the perceptions vs the facts. It
seems to me that most of the scare stories out there are from second-hand
sources or speculation rather than science. I don't mean to irk anyone, but I
want facts, not hearsay. Thanks for anything about this. Kay in AK


Mary Goldy <rmgoldy@...>
 


Isn't that the dexamethasone suppression test? I'd be careful!

Carla Davis

Why? Please explain...
I am planning on calling my vet today with some other questions.
So it would be nice to know a little more about your concerns.
Thanks!
Mary & Marvin


Marc Davis <lmdavis@...>
 

To the group:

From: "Mary Goldy": <It takes place over a 2 day period. The first day the
vet draws about 5 viles of blood( do not remember exact number now) then
injects Marvin with azium. He comes back with 24 hours and draws 4 more
viles of blood. This is then sent off to the MSU approved lab for testing.

Isn't that the dexamethasone suppression test? I'd be careful!

Carla Davis