Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Hematology: complete blood count (CBC)

Contributor(s): Kathleen P Freeman, Karen L Gerber

Overview

Sampling

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Tests

Availability

  • Widely available at commercial laboratories.
  • Blood smears can be examined in practice. Some in-hospital analyzers or cell counting methods now available.

Validity

Sensitivity

  • Generally moderate to low unless blood parasites are recognized.

Specificity

  • Generally moderate to low unless blood parasites are recognized.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Cowell R L, Tyler R D & Meinkoth J H (1999) Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Dog and Cat. 2nd edn. St. Louis: Mosby.
  • Duncan J R, Prasse K W & Mahaffey E A (1994) Veterinary Laboratory Medicine. Clinical Pathology. 3rd edn. Iowa: Iowa University Press.
  • Jain N C (1993) Essentials of Veterinary Haematology. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger.


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