Hyperthyroid cats and the IDEXX SDMA Test

SDMA provides greater reliability for identifying kidney disease in hyperthyroid cats

Hyperthyroidism masks the presence of kidney disease in cats. And, until now, veterinarians have lacked a reliable, routine diagnostic test for assessing kidney function in hyperthyroid cats.

In a recent retrospective data analysis, this test reliably identified 6 times more hyperthyroid cats with kidney disease. Creatinine missed 82% of hyperthyroid cats that the IDEXX SDMA Test identified as having kidney disease.1

Hyperthyroid cats: The IDEXX SDMA Test is a more reliable indicator of kidney function than creatinine

The IDEXX SDMA Test identified more hyperthyroid cats with kidney disease than creatinine


  1. Data on file at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. Westbrook, Maine USA.