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Chemistry Group Tests

To view our reports for certain tests below and to obtain more information about the individual components of each test, click on the test name below. For those tests that do not have links, most of the information can be gleaned from the other panels which include the same tests. Refer to the chemistry section of our teaching resource, eClinPath.

Panel Includes Specimen Required Comments
Bilirubin Panel Total, Direct, Indirect 2 ml clotted or heparinized blood Total bilirubin may be over-estimated in under-filled heparin tubes
Electrolyte Panel Na, K, Cl see above Lytes can be run quicker if heparinized blood is submitted
Iron Panel Iron (Fe), TIBC, % saturation see above
Large Animal Panel Na, K, Cl, Bicarb, Anion gap, Urea, Creat, Ca, P, Mg, Total Protein (TP), Alb, Glob, A/G ratio, Gluc, SDH, GLDH, AST, GGT, Tot. Bili, Dir. Bili, Ind. Bili, CK, Fe, TIBC, % sat. 3-5 ml clotted or heparinized blood
Large Animal Liver Panel TP, Alb, Glob, A/G ratio, Triglycerides, CK, SDH, AST, GLDH, GGT, Tot. Bili, Dir. Bili, Ind. Bili 3-5 ml clotted or heparinized blood
Large Animal Renal Panel Na, K, Cl, Bicarb, Anion gap, Urea, Creat, Alb, Ca, P 3-5 ml clotted or heparinized blood
Lytes Plus Panel Na, K, Cl, iCa 1 to 3 ml heparinized blood, preferably in syringe >NO MICROTAINERS!
MUST STAY ANAEROBIC
SUBMIT ASAP!!
Performed on blood gas machine
Metabolic Profile Panel BHB, NEFA, Urea, Albumin, AST non-anticoagulant (red top) tube For transition dairy cows.
Mineral / Lytes Panel Na, K, Cl, Bicarb, Anion Gap, Ca, P, Mg 3 to 5 ml clotted or heparinized blood
Non-mammalian Panel Na, K, Cl, Uric Acid, Ca, P, TP, Gluc, CK, AST, GLDH, Bile Acids Minimum 1 ml blood collected in heparinized microtainer. NO RED TOP MICROTAINERS!!!
Pre-anesthesia Panel (Large Animal) Na, K, Cl, Bicarb, Anion gap, Creat, Ca, Gluc, SDH 3-5 ml clotted or heparinized blood
Pre-anesthesia Panel (Small Animal) Na, K, Cl, Bicarb, Anion Gap, Creat, Ca, Gluc, ALT see above
Small Animal Panel Na, K, Cl, Bicarb, Anion gap, Na:K, Urea, Creat, Ca, P, Mg, TP, Alb, Glob, A/G, Gluc, ALT, AST, AP, GGT, Tot. Bili, Dir. Bili, Ind. Bili, Chol, CK, Amylase, Fe, TIBC, % Sat. see above
Small Animal Liver Panel Alb, AST, Glu, ALT, Urea, Alk Phos, GGT, Tot. Bili, Chol see above
Small Animal Renal Panel Na, K, Cl, Bicarb, Anion gap, Urea, Creat, Alb, Ca, P see above
Total Protein Panel TP, Albumin, Globulin, A/G Ratio 2 ml clotted or heparinized blood
Transition Cow Energy Profile Test Panel BHB, NEFA 2 ml clotted blood