This book provides in-depth information about common clinical laboratory assays that are used to evaluate domestic mammals, including what assays measure, sample or assay conditions that affect results, and what results indicate about the physiologic or pathologic state of a patient. Whenever possible, diseases and conditions are grouped by common mechanisms or processes to promote a conceptual understanding of laboratory data that can be generally applied across many species.
New to the second edition are additional disorders, diagnostic tests, illustrations, images, references, and pathophysiologic explanations. This text has proven valuable to students and veterinarians wanting a fundamental understanding of veterinary clinical pathology.
Table of contents
1. Introductory Concepts.
6. Bone Marrow and Lymph Node.
8. Urinary System.
9. Monovalent Electrolytes and Osmolality.
10. Blood Gases, Blood pH, and Strong Ion Difference.
11. Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Their Regulatory Hormones.
13. Liver Function.
14. Glucose, Ketoamines, and Related Regulatory Hormones.
15. Exocrine Pancreas and Intestine.
17. Thyroid Function.
18. Adrenocortical Function.
19. Cavitary Effusions.