Description of the field
Clinical chemistry laboratory diagnostics are used to diagnose diseases and increase knowledge of the pathogenesis of various diseases. Sub-areas are hematology, endocrinology, clinical chemistry and cytology, and quality assurance/method development/validation of clinical chemical diagnostics. Clinical chemistry has teaching for both veterinary nursing students (years 1 and 2) and veterinary students (years 4 and 5). Clinical Chemistry has an active residency program (ECVCP) together with the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory, UDS.
Current research focuses on diagnostic methods that are clinically relevant to veterinary medicine. Current research areas are:
- Diabetes in cats
- Diagnostic biomarkers in canine urine samples
- Circulating biomarkers for heart disease in cats
- Diagnostic biomarkers in reproductive endocrinology
- Effect of glucocorticoids on clinical chemistry variables
Clinical Chemistry SLU also has an important function in developing/evaluating new methods, as well as reviewing methods used in clinical chemical diagnostics.