worthingtonwoodsvet / Presurgical Labwork Handout

Worthington Woods Animal Care Center

7520 Worthington Galena Road
Columbus, OH 43085

(614)885-6242

www.worthingtonwoodsanimalcare.com

 Dear Pet Owner,
 As you know, your pet is scheduled for an upcoming procedure which will require anesthesia. We are looking forward to providing him/her with the best care.
 To provide that care, we recommend pre-anesthetic testing for your pet prior to placing him/her under anesthesia. Let us explain why.
 At our hospital, we don’t believe in taking risks with your pet’s health. We perform pre-anesthetic testing for companion animals for the same reasons your physician would
 run tests on you before you underwent anesthesia. In fact, the tests are quite similar. While these tests do not guarantee the absence of complications, they do minimize
 the possibility of complications both before and after anesthesia. Our goal is to provide you and your family with the peace of mind you expect and deserve.
 On the day of admission you will sign a Surgical/Anesthesia consent form. On this form you will be asked to authorize or decline pre-anesthesia testing for your pet.
 Please read the following information regarding the pre-anesthetic test packages we offer carefully. If you have any questions, feel free to call our office to speak with a
 veterinary technician.
 If your pet is 7 years or older, you are required to select from one of the pre-anesthetic tests packages offered by our clinic. We will not perform the scheduled procedure without your 
 consent for testing.
 Thank you
  The Doctors and Staff of Worthington Woods Animal Care Center
  
We offer two Pre-Anesthetic blood diagnostic test packages to choose from:
1.The Mini-Profile and CBC
2.The Complete Profile and CBC
The following is a brief explanation of each test.
The Mini-Profile: This panel tests six items of blood chemistry and electrolytes.
ALT (SGPT): An enzyme that becomes elevated with liver disease or injury.
ALKP: Alkaline Phosphatase is an enzyme produced by the cells lining the gall bladder and its associated ducts. Elevated levels can indicate liver disease, Cushing’s syndrome or other diseases.
BUN: BUN is produced by the liver and excreted by the kidneys. Abnormal levels can indicate dehydration, and liver and kidney abnormalities.
CREA: Creatinine is a by-product of muscle metabolism and is excreted by the kidneys. Elevated levels can indicate kidney disease or urinary tract obstruction.
Glucose: High levels can indicate diabetes. High levels can also indicate stress, which can merely be the result of the trip to the veterinarian’s office. Low levels can indicate liver disease, infection, or certain tumors.
TP(Total Protein): The level of TP can detect a variety of conditions including dehydration and diseases of the liver, kidneys or gastrointestinal tract
The Complete Profile: This is a twelve slide panel. It includes the six blood chemistries and electrolytes from the mini-profile and these six additional items.
Albumin: A protein which is produced by the liver. Reduced levels of this protein can point to chronic liver or kidney disease, intestinal disease, or internal parasites such as hookworm infection.
Total Bilirubin: Bilirubin is a breakdown of hemoglobin is a component of bile. Bilirubin is secreted by the liver into the intestinal tract. Blood bilirubin levels are useful in diagnosing anemia and problems in the bile ducts and liver.
Amylase: An enzyme produced by the pancreas. The pancreas secretes amylase to aid in digestion. Elevated blood levels can indicate pancreatic or kidney disease.
Phosphorus: Elevated phosphorus can be an indicator of kidney disease.
Calcium: Increased levels can be seen with diseases of the parathyroid gland and kidneys, or as an indicator of certain types of tumors.
Cholesterol: Elevated levels of cholesterol are seen in a variety of disorders including genetic disease, liver and kidney disease, and hypothyroidism.
The CBC:
The CBC provides detailed information on red and white blood cell counts and platelets. These tests can indicate anemia, infection, leukemia, stress, the presence of inflammation, or an inability to fight infection. Platelets are involved in blood clotting and if low can indicate a bleeding problem.
 Pre-Surgical Care Instructions:
The night prior to your pet’s surgery, please pick up all food before 11:00p.m. Your pet is allowed water. Your pet is to be dropped off between the hours of 8 and 9 a.m. on the day of surgery unless special arrangements have previously been made.

Thank you for choosing Worthington Woods Animal Care Center to care for your pet’s health care needs. Ask us about our boarding and grooming services. We are your one stop pet care facility!!