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Blood biochemistry: cholesterol

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

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


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