View Poll Results: How much have you paid for an ACTH stimulation test? U.S. Dollars

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  • 50 to 100

    4 2.61%
  • 101 to 150

    29 18.95%
  • 151 to 200

    35 22.88%
  • 201 to 250

    39 25.49%
  • 251 to 300

    22 14.38%
  • 300 or more

    28 18.30%
  • G.P. Vet (General Practitioner)

    29 18.95%
  • I.M.S. (Internal Medicine Specialist)

    18 11.76%
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Thread: What do you pay for an ACTH stimulation test? U.S. Dollars

  1. #11
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    Dec 2010
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    Default Re: What do you pay for an ACTH stimulation test? U.S. Dollars

    $115 at my general vet's. I took Roxy home between draws because she gets really stressed if I have to leave her there.

  2. #12
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    Nov 2010
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    South Florida
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    Default Re: What do you pay for an ACTH stimulation test? U.S. Dollars

    $300 for a basic ACTH and also $300 for an ACTH U of Tenn Full Adrenal Panel. Clearly, some vet offices dont know how to charge for this or what the difference is. This value is for a one-time test, no examination, no IMS. The office staff/vet techs would administer and prepare samples, not the Vet. And, they didnt even know how to prepare the sample, when to take blood draws, and where to send it. It was just plain sad.

    The vet office "accidently" submitted our test Antech and maybe thought I wouldnt catch on. A vet got on the phone and told me "your dog has Cushings"...you know, instead of "your dog tested positive for Cushings, but further testing should follow to confirm or rule out this diagnosis." I asked her about the intermediate sex hormones and she told me "they're good", then I asked for values and I was put on hold. A manager came on the phone and after I drilled him, he admitted they sent it to Antch and obviously, there were no reported intermediate values.

    They also told me my dog's $150 UP:Cr ratio was missing, then they said they found it and it was normal. When the IMS called them for it, they had no record of it being taken. They tried to say that we didnt purchase it, but I have an invoice and receipt. Be careful with these expensive tests. Make sure you speak to the acual vet tech who will conduct the test, make sure they know how to do this and at what time intervals they should do so. Then, ask for actual print-outs from the labs that complete the testing. Phone in results and vet notes are not sufficient for these tests. Some places are not trustworthy at all.
    Last edited by foxandhound; 07-20-2011 at 04:44 AM.

  3. #13
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    Apr 2011
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    Pittsburgh, PA
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    Default Re: What do you pay for an ACTH stimulation test? U.S. Dollars

    Hi, Roxee's Dad. You need to add a higher amount category for me. Seems I am paying a record high amount in Pittsburgh, PA. I just paid $322 for the ACTH test and $88 dollars for .2 ml injection of Cortrosyn, for a grand total of $410 for one test! That is with no examination whatsoever. I never even saw Alivia's IMS. The tech took her back and brought her back out to me! I think I need to start asking around to see if everyone charges such a high amount around here.

  4. #14
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    Jul 2011
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    Default Re: What do you pay for an ACTH stimulation test? U.S. Dollars

    280.95 in Topeka, Kansas--Liz

  5. #15

    Default Re: What do you pay for an ACTH stimulation test? U.S. Dollars

    mine was $99.32 for 2 ACTH tests
    $73.14 for the office visit
    $ 8.41 for the Cortrosyn Gel

    Grand Total $180.87

    Fargo, ND

    GP
    Last edited by Jenny & Judi in MN; 07-05-2011 at 12:11 PM.

  6. #16
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    Apr 2010
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    Frigid Milwaukee-brrrrr
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    Default Re: What do you pay for an ACTH stimulation test? U.S. Dollars

    We just paid $128 for Cortrosyn .25mg per vial

    $73 for ACTH Stim test
    $50 for IMS recheck
    $43 for renal panel
    $29.00 for blood collection

    Grand total $323 OUCH

  7. #17

    Default Re: What do you pay for an ACTH stimulation test? U.S. Dollars

    $250.00, and I we have done this 3 times this year.

  8. #18

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    $42.28 for the ACTH injection plus 127.85 for the ACTH Stim test.

    Buffy

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
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    Unhappy Re: What do you pay for an ACTH stimulation test? U.S. Dollars

    Well... I just paid 273.20 for ACTH stimualation test #119 but total visit was $470.00

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
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    Default Re: What do you pay for an ACTH stimulation test? U.S. Dollars

    Paid $185 last week, just for the test.

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