Do you ever get blind spots, where you forget a particular test that might be useful as a prognostic indicator?
I used to forget about the usefulness of urinary protein/creatinine ratios… until recently that is.
To be honest, I think it may have been the need to collect a sample, package it up and send it off that sent this test scurrying into my subconscious.
However, we now are able to run this in house and, as a result, we are running the test much more frequently – among all vets.
This has really helped approach those renal cases in a rational way, both to give the owners an idea of prognosis and to decide when to institute a ACE inhibitor too.