posted on August 13, 2010 20:29
Back to School Special:
$20 off Comprehensive Blood work panel
with Complete Urinalysis
Platelets- help with blood clotting
RBC (red blood cell) - evaluation of red blood cells (size, shape, number)
PVC (packed cell volume) and Hemoglobin- determines type of anemia, low red blood cell levels
ALT, AST, ALP, GGT- types of liver enzymes that help us monitor liver function
Total Bilirubin- increased levels indicate jaundice, a liver disorder or damaged red blood cells
Total Protein, Albumin, A/G Ratio, Globulin (Protein levels) - used to detect disorders of the intestines, kidneys, and liver
Creatinine, BUN, Phosphorus- kidney functions
Calcium- elevated levels indicate a wide variety of disorders
Glucose (Blood sugar) - increased levels may indicate diabetes. Subnormal level may occur with disorders involving the liver, severe infection, certain types of cancer, and/or Addison’s disease
Amylase, Lipase- pancreatic function
Sodium, Potassium, Chloride- electrolytes
CPK- muscle enzyme
CBC (Complete Blood Count):
These numbers tell how many of each type of white blood cell are present and whether or not they appear normal.
T4 (Thyroid level):
In cats we look for levels above normal (hyperthyroidism) and in dogs we look for subnormal levels (hypothyroidism)
Important means of evaluating overall kidney function, especially when done in conjunction with blood tests. Urinalysis is also a key test for determining urinary infections or inflammation of the bladder.
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