Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Blood: biochemistry - cholesterol

Contributor(s): Annalisa Barrelet, Kathleen P Freeman

Overview

  • Major lipid in body and precursor of all steroid hormones and bile acids.
  • Obtained from diet and synthesized in liver.
  • Ancillary aid in diagnosis of several disorders but not diagnostic alone.
  • May not be offered as part of routine equine chemistry profile.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Enzymatic method.

Availability

  • Widely available.

Technique (intrinsic) limitations

  • Results only significant in conjunction with other laboratory results.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • 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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