Date: 2003-01-09 01:24:42 UTC
Subject: RE: Blood test results *HELP*
> Melissa blood test results came back - part of them and I cannot get a hold of my vet so of course I am in a panic...
> They look awful. The only thinkg I can think of right now is that maybe yesterday she was crashing and thats why they are so messed up?
> Here are the abnormal results as of yesterday when they took the blood:
> Glucose - 12 or 18 LOW - should be 80 - 120
> Creatinine - .1 LOW - should be .2 - .8
> Total Protien - 10.2 HIGH should be 5.5 - 7.0
> Albumin - .3 LOW should be 2.4 - 4.5
> Cholesteral - 9 LOW should be 60 - 300
> Phosphorus - 11.4 HIGH should be 4.2 - 8.5
> Sodium - 204 HIGH - should be 140 - 160
> Potassium - .9 LOW - should be 4.3 - 5.8
> Chloride - 141 HIGH - should be 98 - 118
> Glubulin - 9.9 HIGH - should be 2.9 - 4.9
> I called my other 2 vets to ask for help and they are already gone for the day. I am still waiting for yesterdays vet to call back.
> Are there any vets around that understand what all of this means? One good thing - her wbc is normal.
I'm not convinced these blood values are valid - I have never seen a 0.3 albumin or a 9.9 globulin. A 204 sodium is not compatible with life, and neither is a .9 potassium. this glucose is also extremely low - suggeting either the sample was mishandled, or this animal is extremely hypoglycemia (although these levels usually result in coma or seizure.
This chemistry needs to be re-run.
With kindest regards,
Bruce Williams, DVM