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Blood biochemistry: total globulin

Synonym(s): TG, G

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

Overview

  • Comprises alpha-, beta- and gamma-globulin fractions.
  • Alpha- and beta- may be further subdivided into subfractions, ie alpha-1 and -2 and beta-1 and -2.
  • [Total protein] Blood biochemistry: total protein minus [albumin] Urinalysis: erythrocytes.
  • Examination of individual fractions following electrophoretic separation more specific.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

Availability

  • Readily available.
  • Contact individual commercial laboratories for availability of electrophoresis.

Technique (intrinsic) limitations

  • Must be interpreted in conjunction with other laboratory and clinical findings.

Technician (extrinsic) limitations

  • Electrophoresis is specialized technique.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • 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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