Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage gives you a solid foundation in the fundamentals of microbiology, hematology, urinalysis, immunology, and cytology, along with the laboratory procedures used to perform related tests.
  • Step-by-step procedure boxes offer quick access to the skills you must perform during your educational program, as well as procedures that are commonly performed by vet techs in private practice.
  • Provides the latest information needed to successfully perform a broad spectrum of laboratory tests, including complete blood count, urinalysis, and immunologic assays.
  • Completely updated content throughout reflects the latest advances in veterinary clinical laboratory procedures for improved patient service and higher practice revenue.
  • A comprehensive glossary of terms at the end of the text offers accurate, concise definitions and phonetic pronunciation guides.

Table of Contents

UNIT 1: THE VETERINARY PRACTICE LABORATORY
1. Safety and OSHA Standards
2. General Laboratory Equipment
3. The Microscope
4. The Metric System and Lab Calculations
5. Quality Control and Record Keeping

UNIT 2: HEMATOLOGY
6. Hematopoeisis
7. Sample Collection and Handling
8. Automated Analyzers
9. Hemoglobin, PCV, and Erythrocyte Indices
10. Evaluating the Blood Film
11. Morphologic Abnormalities of Blood Cells
12. Additional Hematologic Tests
13. Hematopoeitic Disorders and Classification of Anemia

UNIT 3: HEMOSTASIS
14. Principles of Blood Coagulation
15. Sample Collection and Handling
16. Platelet Evaluation
17. Coagulation Testing
18. Disorders of Hemostasis

UNIT 4: IMMUNOLOGY
19. Basic Principles of Immunology
20. Common Tests Performed in the In-House Testing
21. Blood Groups and Immunity
22. Intradermal Testing
23. Reference Laboratory Tests
24. Disorders of the Immune System

UNIT 5: URINALYSIS
25. Anatomy and Physiology of the Urinary System
26. Sample Collection and Handling
27. Physical Examination of Urine
28. Chemical Evaluation
29. Urine Sediment Analysis

UNIT 6: CLINICAL CHEMISTRY
30. Sample Collection and Handling
31. Automated Analyzers
32. Protein Assays and Hepatobiliary Function Tests
33. Kidney Function Tests
34. Pancreatic Function Tests
35. Electrolyte and Acid-Base Status
36. Miscellaneous Tests

UNIT 7: MICROBIOLOGY
37. Introduction to Microbiology
38. Equipment and Supplies
39. Sample Collection and Handling
40. Staining Specimens
41. Culture Techniques
42. Antimicrobial Sensitivity Testing
43. Additional Testing
44. Mycology

UNIT 8: PARASITOLOGY
45. Nematodes
46. Cestodes, Trem

Details

No. of pages:
448
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323169301
Electronic ISBN:
9780323243575