Clinical Pathology is used to diagnose diseases and increase the knowledge of pathogenesis in various diseases.
The sub-areas include haematology, endocrinology, clinical chemistry and cytology, as well as quality assurance/method development/validation of diagnostics used in clinical pathology.
Our current research focuses on diagnostic methods that are clinically relevant to animal health care. Current research areas include:
- Interference in antibody-based assays
- Circulating biomarkers for heart disease in cats
- IGF-I and diabetes in cats
- Inflammatory markers in dogs
- Biomarkers in reproductive endocrinology
- Improved diagnostic methods for haematology and urinanalysis
- Effect of glucocorticoids and endotoxin on clinical pathological variables.
Clinical Pathology SLU also has an important function with the development/ evaluation of new methods and examining the methods used in clinical pathological diagnostics.