ISSN 2398-2985      

Hematology

6guinea pig

Synonym(s): Complete blood count (CBC), Hemogram


Overview

  • Study of blood cells.
  • Red cells via:
  • White cells via:
  • Platelet count and morphology Hematology: platelet count.
  • Tests of clotting function (values in seconds):
    • Whole blood clotting time (WBCT).
    • Prothrombin time (PT).
    • Activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT).

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Manual: evaluation of blood smears.
  • Mechanical: electronic cell counters for most determinations.

Availability

  • Widely available at commercial laboratories.
  • Blood smears can be examined in practice.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Hein J & Hartmann K (2003) Reference ranges for laboratory parameters in guinea pigs. Tierarztliche Praxis Ausgabe Keintiere Heimtiere 31 (6), 383-389 (In german) PubMed.
  • Meier P & Lygax P (1990) A comparison of different reagents for the activated partial prothromboplastin time in rabbits and rat plasma. Thromb Res 59 (5), 883-886 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Campbell T W & Ellis C K (2007) Avian and Exotic Hematology and Cytology. 3rd edn. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-0813818115.
  • Moore D M (2000) Hematology of Rabbits. In: Schalm's Veterinary Hematology. 5th edn. Eds: Feldman B F, Zinkl J G & Jain N C. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, USA. pp 1100-1106.
  • Lewis J H (1996) Comparative Hemostasis in Vertebrates. Plenum Press, USA.

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