Re: [FH] Looks like we're ok w/the enalapril ??
- Hi (sorry I don't know your name),
In a message dated 4/4/07 12:40:28 PM, chime7469@... writes:
> He's not at all concerned about any of her bloodchem #'s,And what did he say about the elevations (besides not being concerned)?
> but some are quite high.
> I just thought I'd go ahead and post them here too.I've rearranged the numbers to talk about them in orgran groups. Did the vet
send this test out...or was it done inhouse?
> GOT (AST) 97** 0-89These are liver values. The ALT, which is an enzyme that shows some
> GPT (ALT) 295** 0-67
disturbance to the liver (without indicating cause), is quite high. What does the cat
eat? Any chance the cat was exposed to something toxic? Any digestive symptoms,
eg vomiting, inappetance?
> BUN 39.2** 7.2-21.6These are kidney values...and could be elevated b/c of infection,
> CREATIN 1.1** 0.6-1.1
> BUN/CREA 35.6** 12.0-20.0
dehydration, some acute issue, some metabolic disturbance, or kidney insufficiency.
There's some controversy about this, but the upper limit for creatinine is
usually about 1.8-2.4 mg/dL (unless it's recently been changed or this lab has
considerably diff. ref ranges. I'm assuming the measure is mg/dL). So it's hard
to evaluate this.
> T PROT 7.7** 4.8-6.8Globulin is a protein measured in total protein, which can be elevated for
> GLOB 4.9** 2.1-3.8
various reasons, incl dehydration and immune problems (which could tie in with
the elevation in liver enzymes).
Did the vet also do a urinalysis? If so, was there protein in the urine? If
yes, was there also blood? What was the specific gravity? // Rosemary
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