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Diagnostic Testing Results Question

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:40 am
by SnowysMom777
My St. Bernard was dx'ed with idiopathic epilepsy at age 2 -she is now 4. She is taking Phenobarb, Zonisamide and 8 hr Keppra. She was just blood tested and am concerned about the results: LOW GGT, Thyroid, HI ALK PHOS and HI ALT. I am most concerned about the LOW Thyroid. Can this be an artifact from Phenobarb use? She will be having a Bile Acid Test this upcoming week. Will this Bile Acid Test indicate more information regarding the above test results? Sincerely, Melinda - SnowysMom 777.

Re: Diagnostic Testing Results Question

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:11 am
by Box40Rin
Hopefully the Bile Acid Test will give you more information. Does she have symptoms of low thyroid? What does your veterinarian have to say about test results? After Bile Acid results come in, that would be a good time to schedule a consultation with your veterinarian and put all this together. Then, if a change in medication is needed, your veterinarian can make that decision with your input. Please keep posting, we are interested.

Re: Diagnostic Testing Results Question

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:44 am
by SnowysMom777
Thank Goodness - Bile Acids Test Normal. The HI's and LO's just 'artifacts' from meds. No changes in meds per Neuro Vet.