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New member - blood test lab

Posted: 13 Jun 2019, 15:51
by cloerlein
New member here - anxiously awaiting results of the epi blood test. We are located in Detroit, MI. My 8mos old Dalmatian, Bizzi, had her blood drawn on Monday morning. Results not back yet - maybe tomorrow. Is this normal? How long did you wait to get results? The reason I'm freaking out is I have had a specialty vet appointment set up for almost 2 weeks now at Blue Pearl (for tomorrow afternoon) to review her case and her medical record won't include this. Very frustrating!!!! This poor little girl hasn't had a firm/normal stool since 1 week after I got her. UUUGGGGHHHHH!!!!!

Thanks for any guidance you can give. I'll go back to reading the information on this site.

Re: New member - blood test lab

Posted: 13 Jun 2019, 16:06
by jilbert57
Hi Cindy, welcome to you and your pup. Our vet in Oregon sent sample to IDEXX and I want to say it was 3- 5 days. Do you know where the sample was sent?

Re: New member - blood test lab

Posted: 13 Jun 2019, 16:18
by cloerlein
No, I don't. I couldn't speak with the vet, and the receptionist was less than helpful. Very frustrating.

Re: New member - blood test lab

Posted: 14 Jun 2019, 12:46
by Jean
hi there, Cindy, and welcome from the UK

what other symptoms does Bizzi show for EPI and was it the vet who suggested the way forward

Was the test at LEAST 8 hours food fasted ? which is the protocol from Texas A&M, preferably 12 hours

you might want to contct the vets who did the test and ask questions, Dont take no for an answer, its your dog, and your money, they listen to you as their customer

ours over here, took 2 days


Re: New member - blood test lab

Posted: 26 Jun 2019, 22:17
by Madelon
Hi and welcome to our EPI family. Have you got the results back? If the blood was taken on Monday you should have results Friday or Saturday. Please check out our quick start guide and ask any and all questions you may have.

Re: New member - blood test lab

Posted: 01 Jul 2019, 10:46
by Barb
Hello and welcome. Waiting is so difficult. Our test came back (many years ago) within 3 days....we were actually shocked that it came back so fast. I hope you have results by now. Please feel free to ask any questions you have.


Re: New member - blood test lab

Posted: 19 Jul 2019, 17:54
by Tuckaboo.
Cindy, I am in the process of deciding whether or not to get the blood test for my Tucker. The vet has treated him for other isuues, and eliminated them as culprits. The quote I was given was $440, for the test. Do you mind me asking, was yours that expensive?