Woodridge Animal Hospital
2009 W. 75th Street, Woodridge, IL 60517
Wellness Testing Level 2
Basic Blood Profile with Urinalysis
normal cost - $137
A urinalysis analyzes teh chemical components, as well as the microscopic cells and solid material present in urine. We can screen the urinary tract for infections, crystals that can lead to urinary stones, and hydration deficits. It can also provide clues about problems in other organ systems, particularly the kidneys. It si sthe best way to find evidence of early kidney failure when it's most manageable. Metablolic diseases such as diabetes mellitus are also screened for with a urinalysis.
This testing includes a complete blood count, basic blood serum chemistries, and a urinalysis. The following describes each of these tests.
A complete blood count (CBC) analyzes the cellular componenets in the bloodstream. These include red blood cells, which carry oxygen to the tissues, white blood cells, which fight infection and respond to inflammation, and platelets, which help the blood to clot. The CBC provides details about the number, size, and shape of the various cell types, and identifies teh presence of any abnormal cells. This test gives information on hydration status, anemia, infection, bleeding problems, leukemia, stress, inflammation, and the immune system.
Basic blood serum chemistries test the following enzyme levels in the blood:
- ALB (albumin) is a serum protein produced by the liver that helps evaluate hydration, hemorrhage, and intestinal, liver, and kidney disease.
- ALKP (alkaline phosphatase) is an enzyme present in multiple tissues including liver and bone. Elevations most commonly indicate liver damage or Cushing's disease.
- ALT (alanine aminotransferase) is a sensitive indicator of active liver damage.
- BUN (blood urea nitrogen) is produced by the liver and excreted by the kidneys. Changes in blood levels can be caused by kidney disease, dehydration, and liver or heart disease.
- CREA (creatinine) reveals kidney function.
- GLOB (globulin) is a blood protein that often increases with chronic inflammation and certain disease states.
- GLU (glucose) is a blood sugar. Elevated levels may indicate diabetes mellitus. While low levels can indicate liver disease, infection, or certain tumors.
- TP (total protein) provides information about the liver, kidneys, intestines, and infectious diseases.