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Health > Aussie Health Tests > Autoimmune Thyroiditis

What is Autoimmune Thyroiditis or Hypothyroidism:
A disorder of the thyroid gland

The Australian Shepherd is ranked 59 out of 81 currently tested breeds. Go to OFA for more statistics

Sample Type:

Samples are sent to one of these labs for processing:
1. Endocrine Diagnostic Center, Diagnostic Center for Population & Animal Health 4125 Beaumont Road, Lansing, MI 48910, (517) 353-0621

2. Animal Health Laboratory, Laboratory Services Division, University of Guelph , Door P2 Bldg. 49, McIntosh Lane, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1, CANADA, (519) 824-4120 ext. 54501

3. University of California Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, Clinical Pathology, Chemistry, Room 1017, 1 Garrod Drive, Davis, CA 95616, (530) 752-7380 Application for UC Davis

4. IDEXX, 1345 Denison Street, Markham, Ont L3R 5V2, CANADA, 1-800-667-3411

5. Cornell University, Diagnostic Endocrinology Laboratory, Upper Tower Rd., Ithaca, NY 14853, 607-253-3673

6. Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Attn: OFA Special Handling, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, 1333 Gortner Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108, (612) 624-0761

7. Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, 1 Sippel Road, College Station, TX 77843, (979) 845-3414 OFA Profile testing

8. Antech Diagnostics, 1111 Marcus Ave., Suite M28, Lake Success, NY 11042, 800-872-1001. (Only the Lake Success, NY location of Antech has been certified to process OFA thyroid panels.)

OFA requires an Application be sent with samples.

Approximate Cost:
Vet blood draw fees
OFA Application Fee - $7.50 - $30.00
Lab Processing Fees - ~$50.00

Minimum Age Requirement:
None known

Test recommended by: ASCA, USASA, and AKC
This is a CHIC optional requirement

Rev. 15 January 18

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