bilirubin

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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At The Laboratory With My Pet’s Doctor: Urinalysis

In an ongoing series, MyPetsDoctor.com 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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At The Laboratory With My Pet’s Doctor, Chemistry Profile II

In our ongoing series about how and why your pet’s doctor chooses laboratory tests, and what the results mean, we continue our look at the Chemistry Profile.  Click here to read Part 1.  Click here to read about the Complete Blood Count (CBC).   Click here to read about urinalysis. Glucose. Everybody knows glucose. It’s also […]

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At The Laboratory With My Pet’s Doctor, Chemistry Profile I

In the last edition of “At The Laboratory With My Pet’s Doctor”, we studied the details of the Complete Blood Count. Today we will look at a battery of tests called the “Chemistry Profile, Part One“.  Part Two is available by clicking here.  Read about urinalysis by clicking here. In the Complete Blood Count, we were examining […]

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