Message Number: FHL6085 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "lbo564"
Date: 2008-09-22 15:23:15 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Swelling (edema) in ferret's thighs!

Thanks for the info on the adrenal panel...I just had my 2yearold
female to the vet...He wanted to do the test...$187...because of
cost, I decided to wait until next paycheck...then found out that
the test is not all that reliable...SUKIE...YOU JUST HELPED CONFIRM
THAT...and saved me girl has a small patch of hair loss
between the shoulders and generalized thinning over her back and
sides...the vet and I both think she is early adrenal, so...the test
would probably not be accurate, Positive or Negative results. Boy,
am I glad I joined this group...such good info...

--- In, "Sukie Crandall" <sukie@...>

> What testing was done? The TN Adrenal Panel? If so that
sometimes returns false
> negatives if done very early in adrenal disease. The positives
from the test are reliable.

[Moderator's Note: Please, re-read. False negatives --
when they happen with the TN Panel test -- tend to happen
early in the disease due to the hormonal levels not yet
being high enough.

I have never heard of a false positive with the TN panel
test when people went in afterward and did the pathology

What I have heard of is people thinking the TN Panel is
less reliable after they did ultrasound, but actually what is
less reliable is the ultrasound (sonogram). An ultrasound
can ddeliver false negatives or false positives. Results on
surgery tend to better match the TN Panel results, BUT IF
just going to surgery makes sense]


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