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What Your Dog And Cat 's Lab, Urine And

Blood Work Results Mean

.............. DxMe

Why is my puppy or kitten a runt ?........................

To see what normal blood and urine values are for your pet, go here

 

To see how tests are often grouped, go here

Run tests "In-house" or send out ?

Is bloodwork always necessary ?

 

As reported in UK or Australia here

Canine genomic medicine tests will also be available soon. Cats will take a bit longer to sort out.

Ron Hines DVM PhD

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Your veterinarian relies on 4 things to decide what is wrong with your pet: the history you provide, the physical exam, diagnostic imaging (x-rays, ultrasound etc) and a variety of laboratory tests (the four pillars of diagnosis). I can't help you right now with the first three, but here are my thoughts on the tests:

Very few tests are stand-alone tests. Like trees in a forest, they tell the most when they are considered as a group. Diagnosing your pet's health issue needs to be based on the best fit of all the laboratory tests that were performed; melded with the other data in your pet's case history. That needs to be done by your local veterinarian - not by you.

Always verify your conclusions and make your pet's health decisions based on several trusted sources of information, not just mine. Keep in mind that errors, omissions and disagreements always occur when a subject as enormous as the meaning of dog and cat's blood values is considered. Please remain mindful that I am just one veterinarian in a small South Texas border town - not an illustrious university professor with staff and resources. No one else proof reads my website - other than you.

ACTH Stimulation Test  
Checks Your Pet's Adrenal Gland Function

A:G Ratio

  aka Albumin to Globulin ratio

Albumin

  aka ALB Level In Your Pet's Blood

Alkaline Phosphatase

  aka AP, Alk Phos, ALP, SAP, ALP

ALT

  aka Alanine Aminotransferase, previously called SGPT, Glutamic PyruvicTransaminase, GPT

Ammonia

  Level In Your Pet's Blood
Amylase   Level In Your Pet's Blood
ANA   aka Anti-nuclear Antibody or ANF
Anion Gap   Of You Pet's Blood Serum
Anisocytosis   Of Your Pet's Red Blood Cells
Antibody Titer   In Your Pet's Blood
APTT   aka Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time

AST

  aka Aspertate Transaminase , SGOT
Anti-Thyroid Antibodies   In Your Pet's Blood
Autoagglutination Positive Blood Sample
Azotemia   Present In Your Pet's Blood Stream
Bacteria In Your Pet's Urine ..........   aka Bacteriuria
Basophils   aka Basos In Your Pet's Blood
Bicarbonate   aka or similar to Total CO2; TCO2, CarbonDioxide Content, CO2 Content; Bicarb; HCO3  Level In Your Pet's Blood

Bile Acids

  Level In Your Pet's Blood

Bilirubin

  akaTotal Bilirubin,TBIL - In Your Pet's Blood
Bilirubin Level   aka Bilirubinuria - In Your Pet's Urine

Bleeding Time

  aka Bucal Mucosal Bleeding Time,Toenail Bleeding Time
Blood Chemistry Panel  
Description of test options

Blood In Your Pet's Urine

  aka Hematuria

Blood Pressure

  aka Systemic Hypertension or Hypotension
Body Temperature   aka Hyperthermia, Fever, Hypothermia

Breaths Per Minute

  high = Hyperpnea, Tachypnea

BUN

  aka Blood Urea, Blood Urea Nitrogen

BUN/Creatinine Ratio

  In Your Pet's Blood
C - Reactive Protein   Level In Your Pet's Blood
Calcium ..........   Level Free In Your Pet's Blood
Casts   Seen In Your Pet's Urine
CBC and Chemistry Panel   aka Complete Blood Cell Count and Blood Chemistry Tests
Chloride (Cl-)   Level In Your Pet's Blood
Cholesterol   Level In Your Pet's Blood

Cholinesterase

  Level In Your Pet's Blood
CK   aka CPK, Creatine Kinase Level In Your Pet's Blood
Clotting Time (on glass)   The Speed At Which Your Pet's Blood Clots

CO2

  Level In Blood aka TCO2, Bicarbonate test, HCO3, Carbon dioxide test, TCO2, Total CO2, CO2 test
Coagulation Time   aka alternative clotting time method, Buccal Mucosal.Bleeding Time

Cobalamin

  aka vit B-12 assay - On Your Pet's Blood Sample
Coombs Test   On Your Pet's Blood Sample
Cortisol   Resting (non-stressed) Blood "Normal" Value
Cortisol:Creatinine Ratio   aka UC:Cr Index - In Your Pet's Urine
cPL  

aka PLI, Canine Pancreas-specific Lipase Test, Pancreatic Lipase Immunoreactivity

This is not your dog’s serum lipase level

Creatinine   aka CREA Level In Your Pet's Blood
Creatinine   Level In Your Pet's Urine
CRT   Your Pet's Capillary Refill Time
Crystals   Seen Microscopically In Your Pet's Urine aka Crystaluria
cTLI and fTLI   aka Canine or Feline Trypsin-like Immunoreactivity, TLI - In Your Pet's Blood
D-Dimer Assay   Level In Your Pet's Blood

Dexamethasone Supression Tests

  Low and High-dose methods, aka LDDST, HDDST
Differential White Blood Cell Count   aka WBC, ~ WBC+RBCs = CBC

Electrolytes

  Electrolyte Balance In You Pet's Blood
Eosinophils   aka Eos - Number In Your Pet's Blood

Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

  aka ESR, sed rate - Settling Rate Of Your Pet's Blood
Fecal Alpha-1-Protease Inhibitor Activity   aka Fca1-Pl Activity In Your Pet's Stool
Fibrinogen   Level In Your Pet's Blood
Folate   aka Folic Acid, Vitamin B9 - Level In Your Pet's Blood

fPL

  aka PLI, Feline Pancreas-specific Lipase Test, Pancreatic Lipase Immunoreactivity  This is not your cat’s serum lipase level
Free T- 4   aka FT4 - In Your Pet's Blood
Fructosamine   aka Glycated Blood Albumen - Level In Your Pet's Blood
Glutamate Dehydrogenase   aka GLDH or GDH - Level In Your Pet's Blood

GGT

  aka GGTP,  gGT, Gamma glutamyl transferase -.Levels In Your Pet's Blood
Globulin   aka GLOB - Total Combined Level In Your Pet's.Blood
Glucose   aka GLU, Blood Sugar Level
Glucose   In Your Pet's Urine
Glycosylated Hemoglobin   aka Glycohemoglobin, Glycated Hemoglobin - In Your Pet's Blood

Heart Rate

  Same As Your Pet' Pulse

Hemolysis Index

  Of Your Pet's Blood Sample
Hematocrit   aka PCV, Hct, packed cell volume, PCV - Of Your Pet's Blood , LOW=ANEMIA
Hemoglobin   aka Hg, HgB - Content In Your Pet's Blood LOW=ANEMIA
Icterus Index   A Blood Measurement Of Jaundice
Insulin   Level In Your Pet's Blood
Ionized Calcium   aka Ionized Calcium, Free Calcium, Available Calcium - In Your Pet's Blood
Iron   In Your Pet's Blood Serum
Iron Binding Capacity   aka TIBC Of Your Pet's Blood
Jaundice   aka icterus, the yellowish skin color of liver problems or red blood cell destruction
Ketone   In Your Pet's Urine
LDH   aka Lactate Dehydrogenase - Level In Your Pet's Blood
Lipase   aka LIP, Serum Lipase - In Your Pet's Blood
Lipemia Index   aka Lipemic Index Of Your Pet's Blood Sample (fatty blood sample)

Lymphocytes

  aka Lymphs, Lymphos - Number In Your Pet's Blood
Magnesium   Mg Level In Your Pet's Blood
MCH   aka The Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Level Of Your Pet's Red Blood Cells
MCHC   The Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration Of Your Pet's Red Blood Cells
MCV   Mean Corpuscular Volume or The Size Of Your Pet's Red Blood Cells

Microalbumin

  aka MA - Of Your Pet's Urine or Urine (Or See Urine P:C Ratio)
Monocytes   aka Monos In Your Pet's Blood
Myeloid/Erythroid ratio   aka M:E ratio (Of A Bone Marrow Sample)
Myoglobin   Free In Your Pet's Blood or Urine
Neutrophils   aka Segs, Matures, POLYS, Granulocytes, Polymorphonuclear Granulocytes, PMNs In Your Pet's Blood

Neutrophils , Band

  Immature Neutrophils aka Band Cells, Stab Cells, Immatures
Nitrite   In Your Pet’s Urine

Osmolality

  The Concentration Ingredients Dissolved In Your Pet's Blood

Oxalate Crystals

  In Your Pet's Urine

Pancreatic Lipase Immunoreactivity

  aka: PLI, fPLx, cPLx, Pancreas-specific Lipase Level - In Your Pet's Blood This is not your pet's total blood lipase level
Parathyroid Hormone   aka PTH Level In Your Pet's Blood
PCV   aka Packed Cell Volume, Hematocrit , HCT - Of Your.Pet's Blood
pH   Of Your Pet's Blood
pH   Of Your Pet's Urine
Phosphorus   aka Phosphate, PHOS - Level In Your Pet's Blood
Platelets   aka PLT, Thrombocytes, Estimated Number or Blood Platelet/ Thrombocyte Count
Poikilocytes   aka Poikilocytosis - % Of Your Pet's Red Blood Cells
Potassium   aka K+ Level In Your Pet's Blood
ProBNP Test   aka Cardio-BNP Test, NT-proBNP, B-type natriuretic peptide
Protein:Creatinine Ratio   aka Pro:Creat, - In Your Pet's Urine
Protein  

aka Proteinuria - In Your Pet's Urine

(For TP or Blood Protein Levels, go here)

Prothrombin Time

  aka PT - Of Your Pet's Blood
Pulse   Your Pet's Heart Rate
RBCs   aka Red Blood Cell Count, - Your Pet's Blood .Erythrocyte Count
RDW   aka Red Cell Distribution Width, RCDW - Of Your Pet's Red Blood Cells
Respiratory Rate   Your Pet's Breathing Rate
Reticulocyte Count   aka Retics - In Your Pet's Blood
SDH   aka Sorbitol dehydrogenase aka Iditol dehydrogenase, ID, SD Level In Your Pet's Blood

SDMA (Symmetric dimethylarginine)

 

  In Your Pet's Blood
Sediment   In Your Pet's Urine
Sedimentation rate   aka Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate,Sed Rate, ESR, Westergren ESR - Of Your Pet's .Blood
Sodium   aka Na+ Level In Your Pet's Blood
Sodium:Potassium Ratio   aka Na:K Ratio - In Your Pet's Blood Na+:K+
Specific Gravity.   aka  Sp Gr, USG - Of Your Pet's Urine
SSA Test   aka Urine Sulfosalicylic Acid Test - For Protein InYour Pet's Urine
Struvite Crystals   In Your Pet's Urine

T3

  aka Triiodothyronine - Level In Your Pet's Blood

T4

  aka Total T4, Total Thyroxine Level In Your Pet's Blood
Thrombin Clot Time   aka TCT, Thrombin Time,TT - Of Your Pet's Blood
TIBC   aka Total Iron-binding Capacity Of Your Pet's Blood
Total Protein   aka TP Level In Your Pet's Blood

Triglyceride

  Level In Your Pet's Blood

Trypsin-like Immunoreactivity

  akaTLI Level - In Your Pet's Blood
TSH Level   aka Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Level - In Your Pet's Blood
Turbidity   aka Cloudiness of Your Pet's Blood Serum
Urinalysis   All Components

Urobilinogen

  Amount In Your Pet's Urine

Uric Acid

  Level In Your Pet's Blood or Urine
Vitamin D 3   aka Cholecalciferol, Calcitriol, 25-hydroxyvitamin D test, 25(OH)D3 - In Your Pet's Blood
von Willibrand Factor   aka vWf, vWD - Presence In Your Dog Or, Perhaps , Cat  
WBCs   aka White Blood Cell Count, CBC, Leukocyte Count, Leukogram
WBCs  

aka White Blood Cells

In Your Pet's Urine

Whole Blood Coagulation Time on Glass

  aka Clotting Time - Of Your Pet's Blood dxme

................... DxMe