Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Blood: biochemistry - albumin

Contributor(s): Annalisa Barrelet, Kathleen P Freeman, Frank Taylor

Overview

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Colorimetric method based on binding to bromocresol green.
  • Other dyes may produce erroneous results with equine specimens.

Availability

  • Widely available.

Technique (intrinsic) limitations

  • Only useful in conjunction with other laboratory and clinical findings.
  • May be falsely elevated by hemolysis and/or lipemia, depending on laboratory method and handling.

Technician (extrinsic) limitations

  • Generally accurate.
  • Routine assay.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Barton M H & Morris D D (1998)Diseses of the Liver.In: Equine Internal Medicine.Eds: S M Reed & W M Bayly. Philadelphia: W B Saunders Co.
  • Kaneko J J, Harvey J W & Bruss M L (1997) EdsClinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals.5th edn. Academic Press, Boston.

Organisation(s)

  • Veterinary commercial laboratories, State diagnostic laboratories or Veterinary College laboratories.


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