The evaluation of blood and urine is a core component of quality medical care. While final evaluation and diagnosis remains solely in the hands of the attending veterinarian, the collection, preparation, and testing of samples is a primary responsibility of the veterinary technician. Improper collection, handling and preparation of samples can render test results questionable or invalid.
An overall understanding of the components of blood and urine, along with normal and abnormal results, is critical for the accurate running and reporting of tests. Basic Principles of Hematology and Urinalysis is designed to help participants improve their knowledge and skill and will help veterinary practices provide high quality laboratory services to their clients and patients.