9781118341933

Veterinary Technician's Handbook of Laboratory Procedures

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    9781118341933

  • ISBN10:

    1118341937

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/4/2013
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

Veterinary Technician's Handbook of Laboratory Procedures is a quick-reference guide to conducting common laboratory tests. Carefully designed for fast access, the book covers common laboratory equipment, quality control, blood analysis, urinalysis, parasitology, and cytology. Important information is clearly and succinctly outlined for frequently used lab tests, providing step-by-step procedures, discussions of common errors, and tips and tricks, with more than 200 color images to aid in identification.

A companion website offers case studies, crossword puzzles, figures from the book in PowerPoint, and additional figures not found in the printed book. Veterinary Technician's Handbook of Laboratory Procedures is an invaluable tool for finding essential information on performing a wide range of laboratory tests.

Author Biography

Brianne Bellwood, RAHT, is a full time instructor and the Program Coordinator for the Animal Health Technology program at Lakeland College in Vermilion, Alberta, Canada. 

Melissa Andrasik-Catton, RVT, BS, was a full time instructor for 10 years and is now an adjunct instructor for Maple Woods Community College Veterinary Technology Program.  She is also a Clinical Trials Manager for Product Development and Regulatory Affairs at Dechra, Development, LLC.  She frequently lectures on the subject of Clinical Pathology at local, state and regional veterinary conferences.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Laboratory Equipment

Microscope

Parts and Functions of a Compound Microscope

Kohler Illumination

Microscope Care and Maintenance

Clean Up Procedures

Centrifuge

Refractometer

Chemistry Analyzers

Hematology Analyzers

Coagulation Analyzers

Quality Control of All Laboratory Equipment

Chapter Two: Blood Analysis

Hematology

Collection and Handling

Blood Collection Tubes

Peripheral Blood Smears

Staining

Red Blood Cells

Packed Cell Volume

Red Blood Cell Count

Red Blood Cell Indices

MCV (Mean Corpuscular Volume)

MCH (Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin)

MCHC (Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration)

Reticulocyte Count

Corrected Reticulocyte Count

Reticulocyte Production Index

White Blood Cells

White Blood Cell Count

White Blood Cell Differential

White Blood Cell Estimate

Corrected White Blood Cell Count

Platelets

Platelet Count

Platelet Estimate

Cell Morphology

Normal Species Variation of Leukocytes

Neutrophil Maturation

Abnormal Morphological Changes in Leukocytes

Erythrocyte Morphologies

Evaluating a Blood Film to Complement Automated Analyzers

Clinical Chemistry

Coagulation Testing

Chapter Three: Urinalysis

Sample Collection

Sample Preservation

Physical Examination of Urine

Chemical Examination of Urine

Sediment Examination

Chapter Four: Parasitology

Sample Collection

Gross Exam

Microscopic Exam

Direct Smear

Simple Fecal Flotation

Centrifugation Technique

Baermann Technique

Canine and Feline

Nematodes

Cestodes

Trematodes

Protozoans

Fleas

Ticks

Lice

Mites

Flies

Ruminants

Nematodes

Cestodes

Protozoans

Ticks

Lice

Mites

Flies

Equine

Nematodes

Cestodes

Protozoans

Lice

Mites

Flies

Chapter 5: Cytology

Sample Collection

Swabs

Fine Needle Biopsy

Tissue Biopsy

Imprints

Centesis

Scrapings

Smear Preparation

Feather Smear

Line Smear

Compression Method

Modified Squash Technique

Starfish Method

Staining

Romanowsky Stains

New Methylene Blue Stain

Microscopic Evaluation

Morphologies

Cell Types and Classification

Malignant Characteristics

Laboratory Submissions

Ear Cytology

Vaginal Cytology

Sample Collection

Slide Preparation

Slide Examination

Semen Evaluation

Slide Preparation

Live/Dead Sperm Ratio

Sperm Morphology

Appendix A:  Conversion Table

Glossary

Bibliography

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