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Used to assist and confirm diagnosis

Automated blood testing

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The VetScan, iSTAT, and VetLab Station are all examples of

Automated Blood Machines

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Yields information pertaining to hematology, blood chemistry, electrolytes, and immunoassay

In-House Blood Analyzers

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User friendly touch screen that is the "brain" of the entire in-house testing lab

IDEXX VetLab Station

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This machine provides access to historical results, prints all results on one paper, and traces perameter trending

VetLab Station

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A whole blood machine used for CBCs, RDW-RBC distribution width, size and shape
Uses whole blood in an EDTA tube
Needs only 0.5mL to test
8 minutes

Lasercyte Hematology Analyzer

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Uses laser flow cytometry by which it evaluates cells through light and lasers that are coming from different angles
Determines cell types based on lobularity, nucleus:cytoplasm ratio, cellular volume, cellular density, and granularity

Lasercyte

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Upgrade from the Lasercyte that takes 2 minutes to analyze blood samples
Can be used with a wider variety of species

Procyte Dx Hematology Analyzer

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May be used in place of Lasercyte or Procyte
Takes longer to prep sample and is less accurate

QBC VetAutoread Hematology Analyzer

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Blood machines can't detect these, so it is imperative to identify them under a microscope

parasites and other abnormalities

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This tests organ functions by way of serum, plasma, or sometimes urine
Requires specialized dry slides
Can run 26 different tests, 12 tests at a time

VetTest Chemistry Analyzer

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Vet Test Slide layers (6)

1. Sample
2. Spreading
3. Filter
4. Reagent
5. Indicator
6. Support

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On the VetTest, it provides _____ ______ to indicate when to perform each step

audio beeps

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This part of the VetTest dispenses 10 uL into each slide

Pipette

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In the VetTest, once the sample is dropped onto a slide, there is a biochemical reaction that takes place. The machine then measures the ______ change on the slide

color

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Come in green and purple boxes
Must be used within 15 minutes once removed from the foil packaging
Should be stored in the freezer

Reagent slides

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The VetTest doesn't like samples that are

hemolyzed, icterus, or lipemic

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Upgrade from the VetTest
Can run multiple samples at once
Still uses slides and can run 29 tests
No pipette

Catalyst Dx Chemistry Analyzer

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To collect a serum sample, you should use these colored tubes so the blood clots

Red or red/grey (tiger top)

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This type of tube should be used to collect a plasma sample

Lithium-heparin

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These two tests should be performed for kidney function and should ALWAYS be tested together

BUN and CREA

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Excreted by the kidney as a byproduct of protein metabolism

Urea Nitrogen

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Wastes in blood

azotemia

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Byproduct of muscle metabolism

Creatinine

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An increase in creatinine can be a result of

CHF or renal failure

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Organ that detoxifies blood and metabolizes hemoglobin
Regenerative capabilites

Liver

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How much of the liver must lose function before you see clinical signs?

80%

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Liver tests

SGPT, SGOT, TBIL, and ALB

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Liver specific
Enzyme produced by hepatocytes
If the liver is diseased it will produce excess of this

SGPT (ALT)

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Should be run with SGPT to single out liver problems
If both are elevated it could indicate severe liver dz

SGOT (AST)