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Blood biochemistry: chloride

Synonym(s): Cl

Contributor(s): Michael Waters, Anna Meredith, Vetstream Ltd, John Chitty

Overview

  • Major inorganic anion, along with bicarbonate.
  • Freely diffusible throughout extracellular fluid.
  • Generally levels lower than in dogs due to higher organic anion load in rabbits.
  • [Chloride] may change inversely with [bicarbonate], but is more related (directly) to sodium levels.
  • [Chloride] follows [sodium]   Blood biochemistry: sodium  .

Sampling

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Tests

Availability

  • Widely available at commercial laboratories.

Technique (intrinsic) limitations

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

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references fromPubMedandVetMedResource.
  • Benson K G & Paul-Murphy J (1999)Clinical pathology of the domestic rabbit: acquisition and interpretation of samples. Vet Clin North Am Exotic Anim Pract2(3), 539-552PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Wesche P (2014)Clinical Pathology.In: BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Medicine. Eds: Meredith A & Lord B. BSAVA, Gloucester, UK. pp 124-137.
  • Varga M (2014)Textbook of Rabbit Medicine.2nd edn. Butterworth Heinemann Elsevier, London.
  • Ariaca M, Bonhevi C & Montesinos A (2013)Point of Care Blood Gas and Electrolyte Analysis in Rabbits. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract16, 175-196.


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