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A new equipment for the study of biomarkers and hormones in “Sofia” Veterinary Clinic

Sofia Veterinary Clinic is expanding its laboratory with a new veterinary immunological analyzer, which enables us to improve the diagnostics with the study of the following biomarkers and hormone:

CRP (C-reactive protein) this indicator (biomarker) tells us whether an acute inflammatory reaction is developing in the dog’s organism. It also enables monitoring whether the patient is responding to the therapy initiated.

Feline SAA (Feline Serum Amyloid A) gives us information about the presence of acute inflammatory processes and the correct monitoring of the therapy effectiveness.

Examination of the first two biomarkers (CPR and Feline SAA) is very important. Apart from to acute inflammatory processes, they can be increased even in immune-mediated disease, neoplasia, sterile infections, post-operative infections and pregnancy.

Very often, we have a worsening of the general state of an animal (not eating, lethargic, etc.) and standard research such as blood count, blood biochemistry and biochemistry of urine do not show pathology. It is in these cases that the biomarkers CRP, Feline SAA can be very useful.

Cardiac Troponin 1 – biomarker for myocardial disease. Give us information about the presence of cardiovascular disease and ensures therapy monitoring.

NT-pro BNP ( N-terminal pro b-type natriuretic peptide) prohormone that rises in a large number of cardiac pathologies.

Veterinary Cortisol – allows the diagnostic and exclusion of Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing-disease) and Hypoadrenocorticism  (Addison disease).

Veterinary T4 (thyroid hormone) – allows the diagnostic, exclusion and monitoring of Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism.

 

TSH (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone) – is used to diagnose disorders of thyroid function, and in particular – differentiation of central from peripheral hypothyroidism.

Progesteron – sex hormone, which is most often tested to determine the right time for sexual intercourse and pregnancy.