ALBAlbuminAlbumin is a serum protein that helps evaluate hydration status, hemorrhage, and intestinal, liver and kidney disease.
ALKPAlkaline PhosphataseAlkaline phosphatase elevations may indicate liver damage, Cushing's disease, and active bone growth in young cats.
ALTAlanine AminotransferaseAlanine aminotransferase is a sensitive indicator of active liver damage.
BUNBlood Urea NitrogenBlood urea nitrogen indicates kidney function. An increased blood level is called azotemia and can be caused by kidney, liver, and heart disease, urethral obstruction, shock and dehydration.
CaCalciumCalcium deviations can indicate a variety of diseases. Tumors, hyperparathyroidism, kidney disease, and low albumin are just a few of the conditions that alter serum calcium.
CHOLCholesterolCholesterol is used to supplement diagnosis of hypothyroidism, liver disease, Cushing's disease, and diabetes mellitus.
CREACreatinineCreatinine reveals kidney function. This test helps distinguish between kidney and non-kidney causes of elevated BUN.
GGTGamma Glutamyl TransferaseGamma glutamyl transferase is an enzyme that indicates liver disease or corticosteroid excess.
GLOBGlobulinGlobulin is a blood protein that often increases with chronic inflammation and certain disease states.
GLUGlucoseGlucose is a blood sugar. Elevated levels may indicate diabetes mellitus. Low levels can cause collapse, seizures or coma.
PHOSPhosphorousPhosphorous elevations are often associated with kidney disease, hyperthyroidism and bleeding disorders.
TBILTotal BilirubinTotal bilirubin elevations may indicate liver or hemolytic disease. This test helps identify bile duct problems and certain types of anemia.
TPTotal ProteinTotal protein indicates hydration status and provides additional information about the liver, kidney and infectious diseases.
ClChlorideChloride is an electrolyte often lost with vomiting and Addison's disease. Elevations often indicate dehydration.
KPotassiumPotassium is an electrolyte lost with vomiting, diarrhea, or excessive urination. Increased levels may indicate kidney failure, Addison's disease, dehydration, urethral obstruction, or cardiac distress.
NaSodiumSodium is an electrolyte lost with vomiting, diarrhea, and kidney and Addison's disease. This test helps indicate hydration status.
T4ThyroxineThyroxine is a thyroid hormone. High levels indicate hyperthyroidism in cats.