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Main Title Clinical Biochemistry.
Author Fairbrother, A. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher 1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/A-92/110;
Stock Number PB92-188762
Additional Subjects Clinical chemistry ; Biochemistry ; Enzymology ; Metabolism ; Toxicology ; Hematology ; Endocrinology ; Immunology ; Diagnosis ; Health status ;
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NTIS  PB92-188762 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 08/22/1992
Collation 48p
Abstract
Assessment of the health status of animals through measurement of cellular, biochemical, and macromolecular constituents in blood, secretions, and excretions has been variously referred to as clinical chemistry, clinical biochemistry, or clinical pathology. The genesis of this discipline occurred in the mid-1800's, although the applications to medical and veterinary practices did not blossom until after the second world war when automated equipment required for processing large numbers of samples became available. Clinical biochemistry has now become a standard part of all diagnostic protocols for investigating health problems in humans and domestic or captive animals. A suitable group of tests can be defined to evaluate the function of most major organs, the endocrine system, the immune system, and the nervous system. By using this approach, the affected organs and, potentially, the processes responsible for the observed disease syndrome can be identified and further diagnostic tests called into play to make a precise diagnosis. While clinical biochemistry panels have been applied to free-ranging vertebrates only infrequently, the chapter will show that studies of captive animals indicate that such methods are now available.