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Roxee's Dad
08-29-2009, 11:18 PM
This is a poll to help new members get an idea of what the cost are involved with the diagnosis of K9cushings via the LDDS test (Low dose dexamethasone suppression test)

Information on this test can be found in our Resources Forum:

http://web.archive.org/web/20060807023830/http://www.ukvet.co.uk/ukvet/articles/Med_diag.h.adrenocorticism.pdf
http://www.vin.com/proceedings/Proceedings.plx?CID=WSAVA2002&PID=2552

Choice 1 Choose the price range you have paid
Choice 2 Choose whether the test was performed by a IMS (Internal Medicine Specialist) or a GP (General Practitioner Vet)


Please also feel free to post any comments. :)

MBK
04-30-2011, 08:54 PM
In Pittsburgh, PA, I just paid $144 for the LDDS test and an additional $38 for her staying there for 8 hours! So, a total of $182.

skifam
05-16-2011, 11:54 AM
Central Wisconsin - $90.00 last week.

Nikki
03-01-2012, 03:34 PM
I live in Connecticut and I paid $169.00 for the test, at a regular vet's office. Since we had spent so much money leading up to the cushings diagnosis(blood work, xrays, complete allergy testing, etc.), my vet has definitely been cutting us some deals so the $169 was just for the test itself, she did not charge us for the visit.

mypuppy
03-05-2012, 06:45 PM
Wow! I'm moving to CT or WI. I paid way over $225.00 (in U.S. dollars:D), in New Jersey. I suppose Jersey vets think they're it! LOL

xo

criverarivas
03-05-2012, 07:46 PM
San Antonio, Texas $225.00

karabella
09-07-2012, 03:13 PM
NJ-just paid $213.00!!

KimRoulias
09-08-2012, 01:24 PM
$186 at City Vet in Dallas, TX last week. Daisy, my rat terrier just diagnosed with Cushings. She is 11.

Sushi-Q
09-14-2012, 01:39 AM
I win!:rolleyes: I paid a little over $312:
$258 for the Cortisol
$5 Biohazrd waste mgmt
$50 Dexameth

And it was not a specialist, but a GP vet:(

I live in So CA, and it ain't Beverly Hills...

cairncrazy24
11-02-2012, 02:52 PM
I just paid 164.00 through my vet in Maryland....

cairncrazy24
11-02-2012, 02:53 PM
I just paid 164.00 through my regular vet... In Maryland...

Marleys_Mom
01-28-2016, 03:18 PM
I live in Rock Hill, SC (just outside of Charlotte, NC) - I paid $206.00 last week.

Ashford
08-04-2017, 05:24 PM
I paid a total of $186.42 for the LDDS testing. The test itself was $111. "Nurse" charge was $40 for the 8 hours required for the test. The inpatient fee was $35.42. The test was performed on July 6, 2017 at the NC State University Veterinary Hospital through the Internal Medicine Dept.

WinstonTheWestie
08-12-2017, 04:38 PM
A couple weeks ago at a specialty hospital in north central Florida our total for a LDDS was $293. $10 for the dexamethasone, $260ish for the test itself sent out to an Idexx lab, and some tax. The test charge seemed fairly all-inclusive...there were no day boarding/outpatient hospitalization fees, biohazard fees, nurse fees, etc.