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Blood work help.....

Postby Kara » Wed Jul 28, 2004 6:03 pm

Ok, just got Taurus' results from the blood work we had done...
was wondering if someone could help me out with a couple of them....

ALB...??

AMYL...???

HCT...???

MCV...???

The only one that seems to be really low is the AMYL. The normal reange says 500-1500. Taurus was at 299. The vet faxed them over to me and told me to call him in the morning. He wrote a note which is very hard to read b/c he has terrible hand writting, but from what I can get out of it, it says Taurus has low thyroid...
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Postby Maryellen » Wed Jul 28, 2004 6:15 pm

sounds like you are going thru what i am going thru, ihave no clue how to read the results either
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Re: Blood work help.....

Postby Boo439 » Wed Jul 28, 2004 7:02 pm

Kara wrote:ALB...?? Albumin

AMYL...??? Amylase

HCT...??? Hematocrit

MCV...??? Mean Corpuscular Volume


Here's a link to help you. It pays to take a medical terminology class and start nursing school :thumbsup: 90% of the material is interchangable between humans and animals.

http://www.ighawaii.com/naturally/newsletter/lab.html
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Re: Blood work help.....

Postby Kara » Wed Jul 28, 2004 7:02 pm

Boo439 wrote:
Kara wrote:ALB...?? Albumin

AMYL...??? Amylase

HCT...??? Hematocrit

MCV...??? Mean Corpuscular Volume


I can explain each one if you'd like...


:bowdown: please do....

The one that was real low was the AMYL...
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Postby Boo439 » Wed Jul 28, 2004 7:07 pm

Look up, I added a link. It really only talks about high amylase, not low... Sorry.
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Postby elegy » Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:23 pm

amylase is a pancreatic value. if it's crazy high it can indicate pancreatitis (my little poodle is currently recovering from this. her amylase was >3 times normal). i don't know what it means if it's low though. i couldn't find anything in my vet tech books about low amylase.
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