The cell counts tell how many of each type of white blood cells are present and whether or not they appear normal. White blood cells help fight infection. White blood cell numbers can increase in response to inflammation and infection. White blood cell numbers can decrease with severe infection, bone marrow disease, or (in cats) FeLV or FIV infection.
Poor Blood Clotting
Platelets help with blood clotting. It is important to make sure that these numbers remain normal or close to normal.
RBC (Red blood cells)
This test evaluates the size, shape and overall red blood cell count.
PCV (Packed Cell Volume)
Tests for the presence of anemia (low blood cell levels)
Liver enzymes. These tests help indicate that there may be a problem with the liver. Liver enzyme levels may also be abnormal with inflammation of the pancreas or intestines.
A test for jaundice. Increased levels usually indicate a liver disorder (with or without concurrent disease of the pancreas) or damaged red blood cells.
Total Protein • A/G Ratio
Albumin • Globulin
Protein levels. Albumin may be decreased with disorders of the intestine, kidneys, liver or decreased nutrient intake. The globulin level may also decrease due to intestinal disease and may increase in response to inflammation or cancer.
Creatinine • BUN
Tests of kidney function (should be run in conjunction with urinalysis for the most accurate assessment of kidney function.
Urinalysis is a very important means of evaluating; the presence of a urinary tract infection or inflammation of the urinary bladder, kidney function and diabetes, especially when done in conjunction with blood screening.