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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)
http://www.nwlabs.co.uk/our-services/tests-and-profiles/adrenal-and-pituitary-profile/

 

 

Antech Diagnostics
Guide to testing
http://www.antechdiagnostics.com/Main/TestGuide.aspx

 

 

 

 

Biochemistry
Blood testing - terminology explained
http://www.kvh.com.au/biochemistry.htm

 

 

Laboratory Values
The "Canine Cancer Awareness" site maintains an alphabetical listing and definition of normal veterinary ranges in both blood chemistry and hematology values
http://caninecancerawareness.org/therapy-and-support/laboratory-values#more-21

 

 

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)
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003657.htm

 

 

Cambridge Specialist Laboratories Services
"Veterinary endocrinology and specialist biochemistry" (Canine Adrenal function tests -ACTH, LDDT, HDDT, urine cortisol, etc.)
http://thehormonelab.com/handbook/adrenocortical-function/canine-hypoadrenocorticism-addisons-disease

 

 

Care of the Emaciated Dog
PedMD: Caring for an Emaciated Dog
http://www.petmd.com/dog/nutrition/evr_dg_care_of_the_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.
http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Electrolyte+Disorders

 

Hematologic Reference Ranges
Merck Veterinary Manual
http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/appendixes/reference_guides/hematologic_reference_ranges.html

 

 

How to read blood test results
Understanding Your Pets Blood Work
http://www.hshv.org/documents/Understanding_Bloodwork.pdfl

 

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IDEXX "Snapp" test equipment
Quantitative cortisol test for diagnosis of Addison's or Cushing's
https://www.idexx.com/resource-library/smallanimal/snap-cortisol-testing-guide-en.pdf

 

 

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. "
http://web2.airmail.net/uthman/lab_test.html

 

 

Serum Biochemical (blood test) Reference Ranges
from the Merck Veterinary Manual
http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/htm/bc/tref07.htm

 

 

Serum Biochemical Reference Ranges
Merck Veterinary Manual
http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/appendixes/reference_guides/serum_biochemical_reference_ranges.html

 

 

Testing Protocols
Idexx Testing Laboratories: "Small Animal Testing Protocols" Index of commonly used small animal protocols and information sheets.
https://www.idexx.com/smallanimal/reference-laboratories/directory-tests-services.html

 

 

Understanding "Reference Ranges"

Reference ranges and what they mean: the “normal” or reference range
http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/features/ref_ranges.html

 

 

Understanding the CBC
"Lab tests online" explains how it's used, when it's ordered, and what the test results mean
http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/cbc/test.html

 

 

Understanding your dog's bloodwork
Normal canine level ranges for a laboratory's blood chemistry values (and what it all means)
http://www.bichonfriseusa.com/caninebloodwork.htm

 

 

The Cleveland Clinic
Diseases of the Adrenal Gland
http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/endocrinology/diseases-of-the-adrenal-gland/Default.htm

 

 

 

 

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