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131I Treatment Referral Information

Referral form required to be submitted by referring veterinarian

LABS TO BE PERFORMED WITHIN 90 DAYS OF TREATMENT
(with no methimazole for at least 7 days before blood/urine testing is performed):


CBC
Reference lab total T4 ("in-house" T4 not acceptable)
Urinalysis including Urine specific gravity
Blood pressure determination (strongly recommended)


1. CATS WHO HAVE BEEN ON METHIMAZOLE MORE THAN 3 MONTHS:
For cats who have been taking methimazole longer than 3 months, owners will need to discontinue methimazole for at least 7 days before referral blood/urine testing is performed so that an accurate, non-medicated, reference lab total T4 level can be measured to aid in determining the appropriate treatment dose of 131-I.

2. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SCHEDULE TREATMENT?

Usually we are 3-4 weeks behind scheduling treatments.

3. CAN ANY HYPERTHYROID CAT BE TREATED AT THE FELINE THYROID CLINIC?

a) Cats with IRIS Stage 2-4 renal failure (urine specific gravity less than 1.030 and/or significant azotemia) are often not good candidates for radioiodine treatment and should have a methimazole trial completed before considering referral for treatment.
b) We are not currently able to accept cats with untreated T4 levels greater than 24 ug/dl for treatment. See OTHER RESOURCES (in the menu) for possible other treatment options for these cats.

4. HOW MUCH DOES THE TREATMENT COST?

Current fee for treatment is $1450 to $1650 depending on the size of the 131-I dose administered.

Click here to submit 131I Treatment Request Form
(To be completed and submitted by referring DVM)


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