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Blood biochemistry: phosphate

Synonym(s): PO4

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

Overview

  • Major component of bones and teeth (80-85% of phosphorus is bound there).
  • Major intracellular anion.
  • Also important in energy metabolism and acid-base balance.
  • Parathyroid hormone is main regulator - excreted through kidneys.
  • Marker of bone disease, parathyroid function and renal function.

Sampling

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Tests

Availability

  • Widely available at commercial laboratories.

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 PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Harcourt-Brown F (2013) Diagnosis of renal disease in rabbits. Vet Clin North Am Exotic Anim Pract 16 (1), 145-174 PubMed.
  • Jekl V & Redrobe S (2013) Rabbit dental disease and calcium metabolism – the science behind divided opinions. JSAP 54 (9), 481-90 PubMed.
  • 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

  • Varga M (2014) Textbook of Rabbit Medicine. 2nd edn. Butterworth Heinemann Elsevier, London, UK.
  • Wesche P (2014) Clinical Pathology. In: BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Medicine. Eds: Meredith A & Lord B. pp 124-137. BSAVA, Gloucester, UK.
  • Saunders R A & Rees Davies R (2005) Notes on Rabbit Internal Medicine. Blackwells, Oxford, UK.


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