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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2010
This session will discuss basic methodologies used by selected common biochemistry analyzers and quality assurance issues which may result in better understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of various instrument types and ultimately assist with instrument selection.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2010
QA, as it relates to the clinical laboratory, is an all encompassing program for the systematic monitoring and evaluation of the various aspects of producing laboratory results to ensure that standards of quality are being met.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2010
The title of this presentation is apropos, considering the fact that there are over 9,000 species of birds and nearly 8,000 species of reptiles. Knowing how different the hematology is between dogs and cats exemplifies how different eagle hematology may be from a parrot, or an iguana from a snake.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2010
The manual PCV and plasma protein are quick, reliable methods for determining blood volume and hydration status when performed correctly. However, more than a bare-bones level of hematologic information has been made available with advances in technology.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2010
Since the pre-analytical phase is by most accounts the most common source of errors related to laboratory testing, this session will focus on some of the more common causes and effects of these errors, and how to avoid them.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2010
The goals of this session are to provide some information related to blood types, blood typing, crossmatching, and to relate a few case examples that emphasize the usefulness of knowing what you may be working with.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Nov 01, 2009
Hematologic findings can be diagnostic in some cases, or they can contribute to case work-up, evaluation of response to treatment, and prognosis in other cases.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Nov 01, 2009
Inflammatory lesions may present as visible or palpable lumps, bumps, plaques, ulcers, accumulations of excessive fluid, or as abnormalities in organs that are visualized using imaging techniques.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Nov 01, 2009
Cytology can be used to make the diagnosis or help with the diagnosis in some challenging cases.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Nov 01, 2009
If a patient has a significant anemia, an important step is to figure out if the anemia is regenerative or non-regenerative.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Nov 01, 2009
Bleeding disorders can pose diagnostic challenges, but a logical approach to testing for bleeding disorders can simplify the process.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Nov 01, 2009
Biochemical profiles may provide a definitive diagnosis in some cases while in other cases the information is useful mostly in ruling in or ruling out differential diagnoses.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2009
An increased serum calcium is typically first noted when total calcium (tCa) is measured as part of a biochemistry profile.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2009
In the last ten years, exfoliative cytology has been gaining popularity as a diagnostic aid in veterinary practice.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2009
Biochemical profiling may be defined as the use of multiple blood chemistry determinations to assess the health status of various organ systems simultaneously.