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Flashcards in Pre-Anaesthetic Diagnostics Deck (13)
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1

What can PCV show (name 3)

- Anaemia and how bad
- Jaundice
- Blood cell concentration
- If the patient has been fasted properly
- Dehydration
- Polycythaemia (animal has excess RBC)

2

What can RBC count show (name 2)

Anaemia - regenerative or non-regenerative
Parasites
Foreign Bodies
Disease

3

What can WBC count show (name 2)

Infection
Kind of infection
Leukaemia

4

What will Total Protein show? (name 3)

- Liver failure (live creates plasma proteins)
- Kidney issues (losing too much in urine)
- Haemorrhage (blood contains proteins)
- Chronic malabsorption (stomach not absorbing protein correctly?)
- Dehydration

5

What would a glucose test show? (name 2)

- Diabetes
- Insulinoma
- If they were fasted
- Stress

6

What would an ALT / ALKP test show? (name 2)

- Liver function
- Hyperthyroidism
- Cushings

7

What would Urea / Creatinine / Phosphorus tests show? (Name 3)

- Liver disease
- Kidney function
- Recent protein meal
- Muscle tissue breakdown
- Extensive muscle injury
- Dehydration
- Urethral blockage

8

What would testing Electrolytes NA and K show?

- Kidney function
- Dehydration
- Addisons
- Vomiting and dehydration
- Metabolic disturbances
- Blocked cat

9

What would urinalysis show? (name 2)

- Infection
- Cystalluria
- Renal function
- Urinary tract trauma
- Neoplasia
- Diabetes mellitus

10

What does an ECG show?

- Detection of arrhythmia

11

What does blood gas test show

Disease affecting lungs
How well lungs and kidneys are interacting to maintain normal pH

12

What will radiography show?

- Aid to diagnosis and surgery
Rule out other underlying conditions before proceeding

13

Why would you check clotting profiles?

Show potential problems
Identify Von Willebrands Disease