This laboratory offers a wide range of biochemical and endocrine testing in serum, plasma, urine and other fluids from companion, farm and exotic animals.
The laboratory participates in a quality assurance scheme (RIQAS; Biochemistry & Immunoassays) to ensure accuracy and reliability of results. The experienced technical staff and clinical pathologists aim to generate, validate and report results for routine tests on the same day.
The KoneLab 60i analyser is combined with selected manual methods to provide a broad range of tests, including:
Tailored profiles for clinical cases
Lipoprotein analysis – the only UK laboratory to offer this service
The Immulite 1000 analyser performs chemiluminescent immunoassays and is used for the measurement of:
Cortisol (ACTH stimulation, LDDS, HDDS, Urinary Cortisol to Creatinine ratio)
The lipoprotein transport system in mammals is complex, and is affected by the interplay of many different factors.
Hyperlipoproteinaemia may take the form of an increase in the levels of cholesterol, triacylglycerol or both. Disorders in lipoproteins may be divided into those that are secondary to conditions such us endocrinopathies, liver disease, nephrotic syndrome, obesity, drug therapy (glucocorticoids, megestrol acetate) and primary hyperliproteinaemias caused by a genetic defect.
As yet few primary hyperlipoproteinaemias have been identified in domestic animal species, and it is likely that their incidence is rare.