The Biochemical Health Screen: The “Internal Physical Exam”
Blood Creatinine (kidney function test), kidney insufficiency is all too common in older pets
Blood Glucose (checks for diabetes mellitus), sub-clinical diabetes is common in humans and pets
Blood Alkaline Phosphatase (a liver/bile system inflammation check)
Blood ALT (liver inflammation test), sub-clinical liver inflammation is common and often reversible.
Packed Red Blood Cell Volume (checks for
Blood Calcium level (an important body electrolyte), elevated blood calcium is an early detector of certain cancers that can affect Life Stages 2, 3, and 4 pets
Albumin (checks protein levels), essential for maintaining the osmotic pressure needed for proper distribution of body fluids between intravascular compartments and body tissues.