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ACTH TESTING: How much did you pay for it?

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  • ACTH TESTING: How much did you pay for it?

    I've got the ACTH test scheduled for my Percheron on the 15th. Just wanna get some sort of baseline price so I can set aside the money now. Thanks!
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    I am located in Canada and I enquired as to costs a few weeks ago as I want to run a test on my IR mare and the cost of the test was about $100.00 plus courier fees probably $20.00.....this is with me taking the blood and getting it to the clinic myself.

    Dalemma

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    • #3
      Im in Texas, and I also paid $100 plus $15 to Fedex it to A&m.

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      • #4
        I paid $75 for a "Cushings Panel" (ACTH, insulin/glucose, etc.), plus $30 for overnight shipping to Cornell.

        ETA that's with my vet coming to draw the blood and immediately returning to her clinic to get it shipped immediately. I didn't include the $40 farm call fee since I always schedule it for when she has other things to do here (i.e., vaccs, teeth, etc), so I'd be paying the farm call fee anyway.
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        • #5
          I had the test run about fifteen months ago and I think I paid $120.00.

          Our prices seem to be pretty uniform which hardly ever happens on this board.
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          • #6
            One of my boarders here had it run last spring-cost her $90 + $15 shipping to Cornell.
            JB-Infinity Farm
            www.infinitehorses.com

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            • #7
              I pay $38 to Cornell directly via credit card-they have a form for this. I fill out all the paperwork, pick up the blood, ship myself overnight (about $35 from CO fedex), vet charges me just for blood draw and processing, about $30 per sample, which I pay him cash. He does nothing else- no billing, etc.

              http://diaglab.vet.cornell.edu/test/#test

              The paperwork and running around is time consuming. If we let the vet's staff do all this, we are paying for stuff some of us can do ourselves. And this way I have KNOW it got there on time because I have the tracking number.
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              • #8
                The blood needs special handling.......my vet has instructed me after I draw the blood to keep the vials upright and as little jiggling as possible (there are 3) and too immediately put them on ice and get them to the clinic where they will spin the plasma off of them, freeze them and then courier them to the lab.

                Emma

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                • #9
                  I was just thinking about retesting Gus again. I know he's IR, but I can't remember and my brain is tired (15 hours of travel yesterday, plus a 5 hour workday today equals a tired appychik)... but what does the ACTH test for? A year ago he was negative for Cushings (which was a HUGE surprise, we thought he would turn out positive). Anyways, when is the best time to do the testing also?
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                  • #10
                    Here is the link to the directions on handling the blood samples. I think I'll print it out and give it to the vet tech to make sure they do it right.

                    http://www.diaglab.vet.cornell.edu/e...ingsEquine.pdf

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