The Blood Chemistry Panel Explained

 

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The Serum Chemistry Profile
(for patients in their adult years, the following tests are added to the ?mini chem profile?)

As pets age, we expect that they may have more problems than younger patients. We recommend adding a few more blood chemistries to screen for problems in older patients. In adult patients, we look at electrolytes, calcium, phosphorus, bilirubin, glucose, and the thyroid level to screen for middle aged problems such as Addison?s disease, lymphosarcoma, or hemolytic anemia. The following tests are done in addition to the tests on the Mini-Chem profile recommended for younger patients.

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