Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Blood biochemistry: phosphate

Synonym(s): PO4

Contributor(s): Kathleen P Freeman

Overview

  • Major component of bones and teeth.
  • Also important in energy metabolism and acid/base balance.
  • Parathyroid hormone is main regulator - excreted through kidneys.
  • Marker of bone disease, parathyroid function PTH assay and renal function Kidney: chronic kidney disease.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Colorimetric assay for inorganic phosphate (organic forms not routinely evaluated).

Technique (intrinsic) limitations

  • Test results only significant in conjunction with other laboratory results and clinical findings.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from VetMed Resource and PubMed.
  • Adams L G, Hardy R M, Weiss D J & Bartges J W (1993) Hypophosphatemia and haemolytic anemia associated with diabetes mellitus and hepatic lipidosis in cats. JVIM 7, 266-271.
  • Willard M D, Zerbe L A, Schall W D, Johnson C, Crow S E & Jones R (1987) Severe hypophosphatemia associated with diabetes mellitus in six dogs and one cat. JAVMA 190, 1007-1010.

Other sources of information

  • Ettinger S J & Feldman E C (eds) (2000) Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 5th edn. Philadelphia: W B Saunders & Co. ISBN: 0 7216 6795 3.
  • Kaneko J J, Harvey J W & Bruss M L (eds) (1997) Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals. 5th edn. Boston: Academic Press. ISBN: 0 1239 6305 2.
  • Duncan J R, Prasse K W & Mahaffey E A (1994) Veterinary Laboratory Medicine -Clinical Pathology. 3rd edn. Ames: Iowa University Press.


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