Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Peritoneal fluid: bile

Contributor(s): Prof Bernard Feldman

Overview

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Subjective analysis of color.
  • Biochemical measure of bilirubin (total) Blood biochemistry: total bilirubin in mg/dl.
  • Cytological evaluation is difficult unless crystals are observed or can be recognized intracellularly.
  • Culture and sensitivity if concurrent infection is suspected.

Availability

  • Standard.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from VetMed Resource and PubMed.
  • Steyn P F et al (1993) Radiographic, epidemiologic, and clinical aspects of simultaneous pleural and peritoneal effusions in dogs and cats: 48 cases (1982-1991). JAVMA 202(2), 307-312.
  • Tyler R D et al (1989) Evaluation of pleural and peritoneal effusions. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 19(4), 743-768.


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