Exotis ISSN 2398-2985

Guinea Pigs

Blood biochemistry: cholesterol

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd, Molly Varga

Overview

  • Major lipid in body and precursor of all steroid hormones and bile acids.
  • Obtained from diet and synthesized in liver.

Sampling

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Tests

Availability

  • Widely available insertion at commercial laboratories.

Technique (intrinsic) limitations

  • Results only significant in conjunction with other laboratory results.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Benson K G & Paul-Murphy J (1999) Clinical pathology of the domestic rabbit: acquisition and interpretation of samples. Vet Clin North Am Exotic Anim Pract 2 (3), 539-552 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Fudge A M (1999) Laboratory Medicine. Avian and Exotic Pets. W B Saunders Co. ISBN: 0721676790.


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