Thyroid Testing

  • A thyroid level test is a blood test that allows the veterinarian to evaluate the function of the thyroid gland.
  • Blood is drawn from the pet and sent to a laboratory for the measurement of thyroid hormone levels.
  • In dogs, thyroid testing is most commonly used to diagnose and monitor the treatment of hypothyroidism.
  •  In cats, thyroid testing is most commonly used to diagnose and monitor the treatment of hyperthyroidism.