Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures
Covers diagnostic skills used daily in treating dogs and cats. This book covers more than 275 procedures and tests, including blood, urine, and fecal tests and radiographic, ultrasound, and endoscopic procedures. It provides information on related physiology, indications, contraindications, potential complications, and client education.
"Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures - Canine and Feline" is a comprehensive, one-stop reference text on diagnostic skills used daily in treating dogs and cats. Chapters cover more than 275 procedures and tests, including blood, urine, and fecal tests and radiographic, ultrasound, and endoscopic procedures. Each topic, written by an expert in the field, provides essential information on related physiology, indications, contraindications, potential complications, and client education. The uniform presentation of information, arranged alphabetically from abdominal radiographs to zinc tests, allows the reader to gain easy access to vital information, making this an ideal reference to be used in a clinical setting.
1 Introduction.2 Getting the most out of your diagnostic lab.3 General principles for performing Blood tests.4 General principles for performing Urine tests.5 General principles for performing fecal tests.6 General principles for performing Radiographic Procedures.7 General principles for performing Ultrasound Procedures.8 General principles for performing Endoscopic Procedures.9 Abdominal radiographs.10 Abdominal ultrasound.11 Abdominocentesis and fluid analysis.12 Acetylcholine receptor antibody.13 Acetylcholinesterase.14 ACTH assay.15 ACTH stimulation test.16 Activated clotting time.17 Acute phase proteins.18 Adrenal ultrasound.19 Aerobic and anaerobic culture and sensitivity.20 Alanine aminotransferase (ALT).21 Albumin.22 Alkaline phosphatase.23 Allergen specific serology.24 Alpha 1 protease inhibitor.25 Ambulatory ECG monitoring.26 Ammonia assay.27 Amylase.28 Angiography and angiocardiography.29 Anion gap.30 Anticoagulant proteins.31 Anticoagulant screen.32 Antinuclear antibody.33 Aqueocentesis and vitreocentesis.34 Arthrocentesis with synovial fluid analysis.35 Arthroscopy.36 Aspartate aminotransferase (AST).37 Babesia.38 Barium impregnated polyethylene spheres (BIPS).39 Bartonella.40 Bence Jones proteins.41 Bicarbonate.42 Bile acids, blood.43 Bile acids, urine.44 Bilirubin, blood.45 Bladder tumor analyte test, urine.46 Bleeding time.47 Blood cultures.48 Blood gases.49 Blood pressure determination.50 Blood sample collection.51 Blood smear preparation.52 Blood smear microscopic examination.53 Blood typing.54 Bone biopsy.55 Bone marrow aspirate and biopsy.56 Bone marrow aspirate cytology, microscopic evaluation.57 Bone Scan.58 Brain ultrasound.59 Brainstem evoked auditory response (BEAR).60 Bronchoalveolar lavage.61 Bronchoscopy.62 Brucellosis.63 Buffy coat preparations.64 Calcitriol.65 Calcium.66 Cardiac catheterization.67 Catheter assisted stone retrieval.68 Central Venous Pressure.69 Chloride.70 Cholesterol.71 Coagulation factor assays.72 Cobalamin.73 Colonoscopy.74 Complete blood count.75 Computed tomography.76 Conjunctival scrape and cytology.77 Coombs' test.78 Cortisol, blood.79 Cortisol:creatinine ratio, urine.80 Creatine kinase.81 Creatinine.82 Cross Match.83 CSF tap.84 Cystocentesis.85 Cystometrogram, urethral pressure profile.86 Cystourethrography.87 Cystourethroscopy.88 D-dimers.89 Dental radiographs.90 Dermatophyte culture.91 Desmopressin response test.92 Distemper tests.93 Echocardiography.94 Ehrlichia/Anaplasma.95 Electrocardiography.96 Electroencephalography.97 Electromyography.98 Electroneurography.99 Electroretinogram (ERG).100 Epidurogram.101 Erythropoietin.102 Esophogastroduodenoscopy.103 Estradiol