Message Number: YG3781 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-20 12:50:00 UTC
Subject: Re: normal (abnormal?) blood values (was Digest Number 190)

> I'm just questioning why you believe the globulin
> is high- I just had my ferrets blood tested and
> his globulin was 3.0 and the particular lab
> indicates normal range between 2.9-4.9. I
> believe you stated that his globulin was 3.7 ??


The lab that ran this test shows the normal value as 0.2 and 2.4.
From previous experience, I know that some labs do not have "normals"
for ferrets and run it based on other species (I hope this practice
is not the norm). It is then left to the vet to interpret the value.

Fox shows the normal as being 2.2 - 2.9. I couldn't find the value in

I don't know why different labs use different values. That question
best left to our highly qualified vets.