Evaluation of coagulation status in hospitalized cats with cholestasis

Description

To investigate and identify occult coagulation disorders in cats with cholestatic liver disease before any procedures (FNA, biopsy, surgery, e-tube placement).

Inclusion Criteria

serum bilirubin >/= 3, ALT/ALP > 2x upper limit of reference range.

Exclusion Criteria

PCV < 28%, obvious neoplasia, heart disease, icterus due to sepsis or hemolysis, meds (NSAIDs, steroids, fatty acids).

Client Benefits

PT/PTT, plt count, pcv/ts, and TEG

Contact Information

Gideon.Daniel@tufts.edu