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1

What is UREA?

A nitrogenous waste product produced by liver excreted by kidney

2

What is BUN ?

Expresses the amount of nitrogen atoms in blood incorporated into Urea

3

What is Creatine?

For med from Creatine in muscles

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What are the normal ranges for Creatine?

40 - 130 umol cat and dog

5

Increased Creatine levels can cause what?

Muscle trauma
Muscle disorders
Vitamin E / Selenium deficiency
Heart disease

6

What is Haematology?

Determines number and type of blood cells in a sample

7

Two Types of anticoagulant ?

EDTA - Best for routine Haematology combines with calcium and clots

Oxolate - Not as good as EDTA

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What is Microhaematocrit ?

Method of rapid determination of PCV by centrifuging blood capillary tubes

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What are the normal PCV ranges for a cat and dog?

Dog - 37 - 55 %

Cat - 24 - 45 %

10

What is Urinalysis?

Urine sample collected in universal containers - sample should be collected in the morning will be more concentrated

Sample should be tested within one hour and warmed to room temp

11

Explain Viral Replication?

- Viron attaches to host cell membrane at receptor sites

- Bacterial cell wall is softened by Lysosyme from tail plate - tail contracts virus enters cell

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What is biochemistry?

Measures the levels of a substance eg- Glucose or calcium within a sample