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Companion Animal Practice
Getting results in clinical pathology 4. Influence of medications on biochemical parameters
  1. Mark Pinches

    Mark Pinches graduated from Bristol in 1995, and spent eight years in general practice, both in the UK and abroad, before completing an MSc in wild animal health at the Royal Veterinary College, London. He is currently the Axiom clinical training scholar in clinical pathology at Bristol.


MEDICATIONS are used for their beneficial actions but, in some patients, can cause adverse effects, some of which are more serious than others. One type of adverse reaction that is often overlooked is the interaction between drugs and diagnostic tests. This article reviews the most common drug-induced alterations in biochemical parameters. An article in the next issue will examine the effect of medications on haematological parameters.

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