Blood sampling techniques, identification and storage of blood samples. The blood tubes commonly used in Veterinary Medicine.
Choice of the laboratory, pre-analytical, analytical and interpretative errors.
Hematology: Automatic blood count: impedance and laser blood cell counters. The anemias. Examination of the blood smear.
Total proteins and electrophoresis of serum proteins. Major changes in serum and plasmatic proteins.
Spectrophotometry: analytical evaluation of renal function, main alterations.
The examination of urine and urinary sediment, main alterations.
Analytical evaluation of hepatic and pancreatic function.
Chemical-physical examination of cavity effusions.