10.5BLOOD CHEMISTRY 10.5 BLOOD CHEMISTRY

Blood chemistry tests are an important part of a screening programme in older animals because they are particularly helpful in the detection of subclinical organ damage or functional failure.



Blood urea nitrogen (BUN)

Plasma creatinine

Urea: creatinine ratio

Serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT)

Alkaline phosphatase (ALP)

Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)

Creatine kinase (CK)