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Referral Information Needed for Radioiodine Therapy Patients
Prior to treatment:
Recent history on patient
CBC, serum chemistry, T4, urinalysis, and thoracic radiographs (2 views at a low KVP setting), performed within one month of scheduled treatment. T4 level must be done at an outside lab; in-house values are not acceptable for treatment.
An MSU Thyroid Profile is not necessary.
We must receive the lab results a minimum of 3 working days before the appointment, but please call us if there is anything unusual on the films.
If the cat has been on Tapazole, it must be off medication for at least 2 weeks prior to treatment. We need a “pre-Tapazole” T4 value, or a repeat T4 value performed at least two weeks after stopping the Tapazole. The dose of I-131 is determined by the T4 levels; please take into consideration the time it takes to order and receive the dose; we will need the T4 results faxed to us at least 3 working days prior to the appointment, but preferably 1-2 weeks earlier.
No sooner than 2 weeks (2-3 weeks preferred) post discharge from our hospital, we ask that you perform a CBC, serum chemistry, and T4. Results should be faxed to us. Most cats at this time will be euthyroid or hypothyroid.
At 2 and 4 months post discharge, a T4 should be checked again, and results faxed to us.
Fax number: Dr. Tammy P. Sadek/ Dr. Alyson Coppens 616-241-6042