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Avian, Reptile, Fish and Non-Mammalian Interpreted Profile

Tests included:

Biochemistry: Amylase, AST, Bile Acids, Calcium, Cholesterol, CK, GLDH, Glucose, Phosphate, Protein (Total), Uric Acid. For small sample volumes, please indicate biochemistry tests required in order of preference. Electrolytes Na, Cl and K can be added by request.

Full Blood Examination (includes PCV, detailed smear examination with estimated white cell count, white cell differential and morphology, erythrocyte morphology, thrombocyte assessment)

Pathologist Interpretation

Species:

Avian, reptile, fish

Specimen:

Plasma (0.4 ml minimum, or 0.3 ml with no electrolytes) or whole blood (0.3 ml minimum), Blood Smear (essential)

Container:

Lithium heparin (preferred)

EDTA (haematology only)

Plain tube (biochemistry only)

Collection protocol:

Standard venepuncture. Blood smears are best made directly from the hub of the collection needle before contact with anticoagulant. Gentle smear technique will help preserve white cell morphology. Air dry smears immediately and if transport to the lab will be delayed, smears can be fixed and stained with Diff Quik prior to submission.