In a class of its own, the new Element i® Immunodiagnostic Analyzer provides the only point of care cTSH!
Using ground breaking, fluorescence immunoassay technology, this benchtop analyzer ensures impressive sensitivity for accurate detection of Total T4, cTSH, Cortisol, Bile Acids and Progesterone (Coming Soon)... in the clinic, with a test time of 10 minutes or less per analyte. Along with confidence in results, this measurement principle allows for simplified testing protocols. Simply load the sample and test cartridge and press START.
EASY TO USE
- Immediate Results: 10 minute test time, start to finish.
- In-Clinic Confirmation: Upon receiving a low Total T4 result, immediately confirm canine hypothyroidism with cTSH.
- Completely Automated Procedure: Load sample, load consumables and press START. No measuring, mixing, conjugating or incubating.
- Auto-dilution: For use with cortisol values outside the reportable range.
RESULTS AND REPORTING
The Element i Immunodiagnostic Analyzer integrates with the HeskaView Integrated Software® Program and the Heska Data Capture Utility, for seamless management of your patient data.
- Efficient: Assign, unassign or delete multiple items at once.
- Simple Data Management: Rapidly retrieve trending data from patient record.
Hypothyroidism in Dogs
Low T4 and High cTSH are two sides of the same coin.
When the thyroid gland does not produce enough T4, a signal is sent from the pituitary gland in the form of increased cTSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). cTSH signals the thyroid gland to produce more T4. If the thyroid gland is unable to respond by producing adequate levels of T4 in response to higher concentrations of cTSH, hypothyroidism should be the primary differential.
Be conﬁdent. Measure both. Total T4 and cTSH.
Common Tests and Associations for Hypothyroidism
- Relying on low T4 alone is not sufficient to diagnose hypothyroidism
- Normal T4 and Normal cTSH largely rules out hypothyroidism
- Low T4 and High cTSH largely confirms hypothyroidism
- Low Total T4 points to the possibility of hypothyroidism
- High cTSH indicates hypothyroidism when T4 is low
- Elevated cholesterol may be associated
- Mild anemia may be associated
- Elevated white blood cell count may be associated