Friday, September 26, 2014

Veterinary Highlights: Canine Lymphoma Blood Test

Lymphoma is one of the most common cancers in dogs. Jasmine's best friend died to lymphoma at 7 years of age.

There is a new user-friendly electronic system out now, to assist the diagnosis and remission monitoring of canine lymphoma.

Developed in cooperation of Avacta Animal Health Ltd. and a team of a team of researchers from the University of Leicester, it is the first test of its kind.

The test can be used as an aid in diagnosis in dogs with suspected lymphoma.

As part of the initial blood work up it can differentiate between malignant and benign causes of enlarged lymph nodes.

In dogs already diagnosed with lymphoma and undergoing chemotherapy, the test can be used to monitor the treatment and remission status.

The test measures circulating biomarkers of the disease.

It is non-invasive and has the potential to provide superior objectivity.

Source article:
Canine lymphoma: new hope for beloved family pets

Further reading:
Canine Lymphoma Blood Test

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