Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Standard venipuncture

Contributor(s): Claire Waters

Introduction

  • Vital to successful biochemistry and hematology.
  • Good technique essential.
  • Jugular vein preferable  Jugular venipuncture  rapid, unobstructed flow of blood.
  • Peripheral veins, eg cephalic and saphenous, often detrimental   →   slow blood flow   →   sample artifacts (hemolysis and microclots).

Uses

  • Biochemistry/hematology.

Advantages

  • Simple technique (unless difficult animal).

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

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