Bilirubin In Dogs And Cats

Bilirubin is a bile pigment. It is mainly derived from breakdown of hemoglobin in red blood cells (RBCs). Hemoglobin is the molecule in RBCs that carries oxygen. Bilirubin normally circulates in the blood attached to a molecule of the protein albumin. There, it exists in two forms: conjugated (direct) and unconjugated (indirect). Bilirubin dicluguronide, the […]

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  June 6, 2011   No comments

At The Laboratory With My Pet’s Doctor: Urinalysis

In an ongoing series, has informed you about laboratory tests your pet is likely to have performed as routine screening tests, as preoperative tests, and as tests designed to diagnose illness. Today we’re going to look at tests commonly performed on urine. The most basic is urinalysis, which is performed in two parts. First, let’s […]

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  December 7, 2009   No comments