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"Bloodwork".. what does it all mean?
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What are the two panels we run on the Heska CHEMISTRY(Dri-Chem) machine?
What other panel ALWAYS goes along with the bigger panels?
electrolyte panel(single slide)
What does CBC stand for?
complete blood count
What does the CBC tell us?
A CBC gives information on hydration status, anemia, infection, the blood's clotting ability, and the ability of the immune system to respond
an electrolyte lost with vomiting, diarrhoea, kidney disease and Addison's disease. This test helps indicate hydration status.
an electrolyte lost with vomiting, diarrhoea or excessive urination. Increased levels may indicate kidney failure, Addison's disease, dehydration or urethral obstruction. High levels can lead to a heart attack.
is an electrolyte often lost with vomiting and Addison's disease. Elevations often indicate dehydration
BUN (blood urea nitrogen)
indicates kidney function. An increased level in the blood is called azotemia and can be caused by kidney, liver, heart disease, urethral obstruction, shock and dehydration.
reveals kidney function. This test helps distinguish between kidney and non-kidney causes of elevated BUN
deviations can indicate a variety of diseases. Tumors, hyperparathyroidism, kidney disease and low albumin are just a few of the conditions that alter serum calcium.
elevations are often associated with kidney disease, hyperthyroidism and bleeding disorders.
AMYL (amylase) elevation may indicate pancreatitis or kidney disease.
elevation may indicate pancreatitis or kidney disease.
is an enzyme that may indicate pancreatitis.
TP (total protein)
indicates hydration status and provides additional information about the liver, kidneys and infectious diseases.
is a serum protein that helps evaluate hydration, hemorrhage, intestinal, liver, and kidney disease.
is a blood protein that often increases with chronic inflammation and certain disease states, including some cancers
TBIL (total bilirubin)
elevations may indicate liver or hemolytic disease. This test helps identify bile duct problems and certain types of anemia.
ALKP (alkaline phosphatase)
elevations may indicate liver damage, Cushing's disease or active bone growth in young pets. This test is especially significant in cats.
ALT (alanine aminotransferase)
is a sensitive indicator of active liver damage but doesn't indicate the cause.
GGT (gamma glutamyl transferase)
is an enzyme that indicates liver disease or corticosteroid excess.
is used to aid in the diagnosis of hypothyroidism, liver disease, Cushing's disease and diabetes mellitus.
is a blood sugar. Elevated levels may indicate diabetes mellitus. Low levels can cause collapse, seizures or coma.
Red Cell Count
measures the total number of red blood cells per volume of blood. It is used in detecting anemia and other disorders of red blood cells
White Cell Count (white blood cell count)
measures the body's immune cells. Increases or decreases may indicate certain diseases, infections or inflammation.
Neutrophils, lymphocytes and monocytes are specific types of white blood cells. Disturbances of these may indicate infection, stress, cancer, hormonal imbalances and other conditions.
Eosinophils are a specific type of white blood cell that may indicate allergic or parasitic conditions.
measures cells that help to form blood clots.
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