Clinical Pathology for the Veterinary Team

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Clinical Pathology for the Veterinary Team

Clinical Pathology For The Veterinary Team

By Andrew J. Rosenfeld and Sharon M. Dial

Clinical Pathology for the Veterinary Team PDF is a concise, reliable resource for technical team members performing clinical diagnostic evaluation. Focusing on sample handling, machinery calibration, normal physiology and anatomy, clinical diagnostics, and disease processes, the book helps technical team members to consistently achieve high-quality results in small animal lab work. An essential bench-side reference for in-house laboratories, the book includes a DVD with interactive cases to build skills in reading and interpreting digital slides.With chapters on blood counts, chemistry, urinalysis and electrolytes, advanced diagnostics, and cytology, Clinical Pathology for the Veterinary Team offers key technical information for consistently obtaining and evaluating samples. The book is a practical resource for anyone performing lab work, including veterinary technicians, technician and veterinary students, and veterinarians.

Table of Contents

About the Authors ix

Foreword xi

1. Sample Handling and Laboratory Standardization—Developing Standard Operating Procedures 1

2. Components of the Complete Blood Count 19

3. Hematology: The Erythrocytes, White Blood Cells, and Immune System 33

4. Abnormalities in the Red and White Blood Cell Populations 45

5. Renal Physiology and Anatomy, Clinical Diagnostics, and Disease 75

6. Liver Physiology and Anatomy, Clinical Diagnostics, and Disease 93

7. Pancreatic and Gastrointestinal Physiology and Anatomy, Clinical Diagnostics, and Disease 105

8. Electrolyte Physiology, Function, and Derangement 119

9. Components of the Urinalysis 129

10. Evaluating the Urinalysis with Disease Conditions 139

11. Adrenal Function and Testing 151

12. Blood Gas 167

13. Coagulation 175

14. Emergency Diagnostics—A Discussion of Shock and Clinical Diagnostics 183

15. Obtaining Samples from Different Body Systems and Evaluating Cytology 193

Appendix A: Tables 207

Appendix B: Clinical Pathology for the Veterinary Team DVD Instructions 237

Appendix C: Case Worksheet for Clinical Pathology Cases 247

Additional Resources 257

Glossary 259

Index 271

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