Profile includes: TT4, TT3, FT4 ed, FT3, T4AA, T3AA, TSH, TgAA

  • 2.0 ml serum collected after 8-10 hour fast. Avoid hemolysis and lipemia.  Animal must not have received thyroid therapy for 3 months prior to sampling.
  • Freeze prior to shipment. Must arrive below 60 F – as per OFA criteria. Please strictly adhere to instructions as given on the OFA submission form. Samples must be received either chilled or frozen in order to be accepted for registry.
  • Completed OFA application form must be enclosed.   Send the sample, in the frozen state, and OFA application to Diagnostic Services.
  • The samples are referred to the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health, Michigan State University.
  • Owner must submit a separate $15.00 US payment by credit card to the OFA that must accompany the specimen and application.
  • Results are not available by telephone but will be mailed/faxed to the address of the client. Diagnostic Services will not receive a copy of the results or be able to retrieve a copy from Michigan State. OFA certification results are only available from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (573) 442-0418.

Fees -in addition to the $15.00 US fee to the OFA

A fee of $76.00 US will be billed to the submitting clinic by Michigan State.

A fee of $75.00 Cdn will be billed to the submitting clinic by Diagnostic Services.

Call Lab for further details if required – 902-566-0860



Test Days:M-W
Turn Around Time (Days):10-15 days

2 ml separated serum


Red-top vacutainer

Handling/ Storage:


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