Virbac New Zealand

Diagnostics

Speed™ T4

For the detection of thyroid related endocrine disorders in cats and dogs, with the Speed Reader™ analyser

  • Cat
  • Dog
  • Diagnostic
    Diagnostic
  • Laser-Induced Fluorescence
    Laser-Induced Fluorescence

The Speed™ T4 assay is a rapid immunochromatographic quantitative test which measures the circulating total T4 by laser-induced fluorescence analysis. The test should be performed only with a Speed Reader™ analyser.

APPLICATION

Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are among the most common endocrine disorders in dogs and cats. The Speed™ T4 test can be used for senior care screening, diagnosis in the presence of suggestive symptoms or for treatment monitoring.

Speed™ T4 assay permits a first line evaluation of the thyroid gland during the consultation. Simple and fast, the Speed™ ​​T4 test offers to the possibility to have reliable quantitative results within 15 minutes. 

SAMPLE TYPE

Serum or plasma (Heparin-Li)

STORAGE

18 months between 2°C and 8°C

PERFORMANCE1

The correlation with the reference method was very good for both canine and feline samples (R2 = 0.91 and R2 = 0.95, respectively) and demonstrated a high association between the Speed™ T4 assay and the reference method (canine and feline chemiluminescent-enzyme immunoassay; IMMULITE®2000)

Speed T4 Performance

 

1. B. RANNOU, Evaluation of a point-of-care immunoassay (Speed™ T4) in the measurement of feline and canine total thyroxine, ESVCP-ESVONC Congress, 20-22 October, 2016, Nantes, France

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