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Folder  ACTH testing
Procedure and interpretation of ACTH test results


Folder  Reference manuals, charts, tools, instructions
Merck Vet Manual, 5-Minute Veterinary Consult, Canine and Feline Edition, conversion calculators, search for a vet, how to give CPR and SubQ injections, etc.



  Calculators for the math challenged
Na:K Ratio calculator, DOCP dosage calculator, Glucocorticoid conversion calculator, weight conversion calculator


Laboratory test interpretation
NationWide Veterinary Clinical & Diagnostic Pathology Labs (UK)



Antech Diagnostics
Guide to testing





Blood testing - terminology explained



Laboratory Values
The "Canine Cancer Awareness" site maintains an alphabetical listing and definition of normal veterinary ranges in both blood chemistry and hematology values



Blood differentials
Medline Plus -a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health (encyclopedia of "human" medical information)



Cambridge Specialist Laboratories Services
"Veterinary endocrinology and specialist biochemistry" (Canine Adrenal function tests -ACTH, LDDT, HDDT, urine cortisol, etc.)



Care of the Emaciated Dog
PedMD: Caring for an Emaciated Dog



Electrolyte disorders / imbalances
Serum electrolyte imbalances. An electrolyte disorder is an imbalance of certain ionized salts (i.e., bicarbonate, calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphate, potassium, and sodium) in the blood. Electrolyte imbalances: Medications, chronic diseases, and trauma (for example, burns, or fractures etc.) may cause the concentration of certain electrolytes in the body to become too high (hyper-) or too low (hypo-). When this happens, an electrolyte imbalance, or disorder, results.


Hematologic Reference Ranges
Merck Veterinary Manual



How to read blood test results
Understanding Your Pets Blood Work


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IDEXX "Snapp" test equipment
Quantitative cortisol test for diagnosis of Addison's or Cushing's



Interpretation of lab test results
Ed Uthman (MD) explains reference ranges ("normal" ranges), units of measure, etc.: "Because reference ranges (except for some lipid studies) are typically defined as the range of values of the median 95% of the healthy population, it is unlikely that a given specimen, even from a healthy patient, will show "normal" values for all the tests in a lengthy profile. Therefore, caution should be exercised to prevent overreaction to miscellaneous, mild abnormalities without clinical correlate. "



Serum Biochemical (blood test) Reference Ranges
from the Merck Veterinary Manual



Serum Biochemical Reference Ranges
Merck Veterinary Manual



Testing Protocols
Idexx Testing Laboratories: "Small Animal Testing Protocols" Index of commonly used small animal protocols and information sheets.



Understanding "Reference Ranges"

Reference ranges and what they mean: the “normal” or reference range



Understanding the CBC
"Lab tests online" explains how it's used, when it's ordered, and what the test results mean



Understanding your dog's bloodwork
Normal canine level ranges for a laboratory's blood chemistry values (and what it all means)



The Cleveland Clinic
Diseases of the Adrenal Gland





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