Woodridge Animal Hospital
(630) 985-3101
2009 W. 75th Street, Woodridge, IL  60517
                      dr.amy@woodridgeanimalhospital.com
Wellness Testing Level 3
Complete Blood Profile with Urinalysis
normal cost - $187
loyalty cost - $152  see details on qualification for loyalty program pricing

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.
  • AMYL (amylase) elevations can indicate pancreatitis or kidney disease.
  • Ca (calcium) concentrations can be altered with certain types of tumors, hyperparathyroidism, kidney disease, and low albumin.
  • CHOL (cholesterol) is used to support diagnosis of hypothyroidism, liver disease, kidney disease, Cushing's disease, and diabetes mellitus.
  • Cl (chloride) is an electrolyte often lost with vomitng and Addison's disease.
  • GGT (gamma glutamyl transferase) is an enzyme that indicates liver disease or homone excess.
  • K (potassium) is an electrolyte lost with vomiting, diarrhea, or excessive urination.  Increased levels may indicate kidney disease, Addison's disease, and dehydration.  High levels can lead to cardiac arrest.
  • Na (sodium) is an electrolyte lost with vomiting, diarrea, and kidney or Addison's diseases.  This test helps indicate hydration status.
  • PHOS (phosphorus) elevations are often associated with kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, and bleeding disorders.
  • TBIL (total bilirubin) elevations may indicate liver disease or blood disorders.  This test helps identify bile duct problems and certain types of anemia.
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.