Clinical Discussion - Episode 8
Endocrinology, thyroid, and breakthroughs in testing
Deb Greco, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, shares endocrinology insights and explores a diagnostic device that allows new testing options at point of care
This content is sponsored by Zomedica.
Deb Greco, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, stopped by the dvm360 Live!™ studios to talk endocrinology with host Adam Christman, DVM, MBA. She walks through various thyroid-related assays like total thyroxine (T4) and free T4, as well as feline-optimized thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). Greco then shares how she uses the TRUFORMA device to perform these tests in-house.
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Deb Greco, DVM, PhD, DACVIM: I'm the world's most impatient endocrinologist, right? So for me, this is like the perfect tool. And so, I was really excited to get this machine. It's the TRUFORMA machine, and what it does is it requires just a very small amount of blood. I'll tell the client, "We're going to borrow Fido or Tootsie or whoever; we're going to get a little blood sample, just a tiny amount of blood, and we're going to put it in the machine and about 20 minutes, we're going to have an answer." I don't have to send it out to the laboratory. It's probably going to be less expensive for you, as well... and then I can provide the medication on their way out.