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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/testinterpindx.html

 

 

Antech Diagnostics
Guide to testing protocol (including the ACTH stimulation and andogenous ACTH tests)
http://www.antechdiagnostics.com/clients/serviceDirectory/pdf/testGuide.pdf

 

 

Antech Diagnostics
Main page...for information on their testing services
http://www.antechdiagnostics.com/index.htm

 

 

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://www.caninecancerawareness.org/html/LaboratoryValues.html

 

 

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://www.cslabs.co.uk/canine%20adrenal%20page.htm

 

 

Care of the Emaciated Dog
The Pet Center: "Starvation Recovery Care and Diets In The Dog"
http://www.thepetcenter.com/imtop/recovery.html

 

 

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://www.healthatoz.com/healthatoz/Atoz/ency/electrolyte_disorders.jsp

 

 

Hematologic Reference Ranges
Merck Veterinary Manual
http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/htm/bc/tref06.htm

 

 

How to read blood test results
Douglas Island Veterinary Service
http://home.gci.net/~divs/disease/lab_tests.html

 

 

IDEXX "Snapp" test equipment
Quantitative cortisol test for diagnosis of Addison's or Cushing's
http://www.idexx.com/animalhealth/analyzers/snapreader/testmenu/cortisol/diagnostic.jsp#protocol

 

 

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://www.aplasticcentral.com/blood_lab_tests.htm

 

 

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/htm/bc/tref07.htm

 

 

Testing Protocols
Idexx Testing Laboratories: "Small Animal Testing Protocols" Index of commonly used small animal protocols and information sheets.
http://www.idexx.co.uk/animalhealth/laboratory/smallanimalprotocols/

 

 

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

 

 

University of Tennessee Diagnostic Services
Dept of Endocrinology: adrenal panels, ACTH, cortisol, aldosterone, etc.
http://www.vet.utk.edu/diagnostic/endocrinology/general.shtml

 

 

 

 

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