Patient Assessment Kit

Assessment Kits can only be performed for clients with:

  1. A scheduled upcoming consultation, OR
  2. A written request from your pet’s veterinarian.*

*A written report of results and recommendations will be sent to your pet’s veterinarian in these instances.

Certain diagnostics are recommended to provide information about underlying causes of your pet’s condition. When dealing with cancer and chronic disease, many imbalances are likely occurring that are undetectable on conventional blood work. Evaluation of non-traditional, integrative diagnostics alongside your pet’s conventional diagnostic tests provide Dr. Pope with valuable information to tailor and individualize your pet’s treatment plan.

Recommended baseline diagnostics to be performed at the time of diagnosis or prior to treatment:

  • Complete Blood Count with differential
  • Chemistry with gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT), magnesium (Mg) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)
  • Total T4 (if over 2 years of age)
  • Urinalysis with Urine Protein Creatinine Ratio (UPCR) from first morning urine sample.

These tests can be easily performed at all/most veterinary practices prior to consultation.

Immune/Inflammatory Markers^

^These markers are recommended for every chronic disease/cancer patient to enhance in tailoring and individualizing treatment plans. Patients without cancer can eliminate the Iron Panel and urine pH strip. Results take 2-3 wks to receive.

  • Vitamin D3
  • C-Reactive Protein (CRP; canine) or Haptoglobin (HPT; feline)
  • Thymidine Kinase-1 (TK-1; patients with lymphoma)
  • Fatty Acid Profile
  • Iron Panel with Ferritin
  • pH strip for urine if urine not previously collected on FIRST MORNING URINE SAMPLE (see above)

Microbiome Evaluation†

†For patient’s with chronic gastrointestinal issues (diarrhea, vomiting, reflux, weight loss), history of a “sensitive stomach,” inability to tolerate diet changes or “table food”, chronic (> 2 times a year) use of medications or special diets to manage GI issues, chronic use of antibiotics for any reason, or chronic long term allergies, a microbiome analysis is HIGHLY recommended. Results take 3-4 wks to receive.

  • Microbiome Assessment Kit (Requires FRESH sample of pet’s stool)
    ANTIBIOTICS OR PROBIOTICS can NOT be used 48 hours prior to collection; do not stop medications abruptly without the consent of your pet’s treating veterinarian

All diagnostics require blood samples unless otherwise indicated. Pet parents will be required to schedule an appointment with their veterinarian for blood draws. Any associated costs of blood draws and collection will be determined and charged by your veterinarian and not included in the below costs of diagnostics. Below fees include test kit supplies, shipping materials required to collect and ship diagnostics as well as the test result interpretation and recommendations following evaluation of results.


  • D3 alone: $102.00
  • D3 + CRP (canine) or HPT (feline): $154.00
  • D3 + CRP (canine) or HPT (feline) + TK-1 (lymphoma): $350.50
  • CRP (canine) or HPT (feline) + TK-1 (lymphoma): $298.00
  • Fatty Acids: $87.50
  • Iron Panel: $163.75
  • pH Strip with interpretation: $12.00
  • Microbiome Assessment: $104.50
  • Flat Rate Shipping: $9.00

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