IDEXX Learning Center—Chemistry

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The IDEXX Guide to Chemistry: An Introduction to Laboratory Profiling (RACE #106-25328)
  (1 hour)
This first part of the course includes an introduction to laboratory profiling and will cover common areas for confusion when interpreting blood work. It also includes basic terminology, the approach to organ system profiling and will briefly touch on results for both sick and healthy patients, as well as the value of serial data and trending.
Tags: Chemistry
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
The IDEXX Guide to Chemistry: Endocrine System Profile (RACE #106-28168)
  (1 hour)
This course includes an introduction to the endocrine system and will cover common areas of confusion when interpreting blood work. During this course, we will discuss the principal laboratory tests used to assess physiologic functions and possible diseases of the endocrine system. We will organize these tests into primary and secondary diagnostic screening panels for each of the major endocrine glands and will demonstrate the use of these diagnostic panels to characterize the presence of Cushing's syndrome, Addison's disease, diabetes mellitus, hyperinsulinism, hypo- and hyperthyroidism, and hyper- and hypoparathyroidism.
Tags: Chemistry
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
The IDEXX Guide to Chemistry: Kidney Profile (RACE #106-26130)
  (1 hour)
This course includes a basic overview of renal profiling and will cover common areas for confusion when interpreting blood work. During this course we will discuss the principal laboratory tests used to assess the health status of the kidney, we will organize these tests into primary and secondary diagnostic panels, and will demonstrate the use of these diagnostic panels to recognize renal disease in two clinical cases.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
The IDEXX Guide to Chemistry: Liver Profile (RACE #106-26005)
  (1 hour)
This course includes an introduction to liver profiling and will cover common areas for confusion when interpreting blood work. During this course, we will discuss the principal laboratory tests used to assess the health status of the liver, we will organize these tests into primary and secondary diagnostic panels and will demonstrate the use of these diagnostic panels to characterize existing liver pathology in several clinical cases.
Tags: Chemistry
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
Learning More About the Catalyst Dx Analyzer (RACE #106-26234)
  (1 hour)
This online course provides detailed instructions for using the Catalyst Dx® Chemistry Analyzer. We'll begin by reviewing the analyzer components, available slides and CLIPs, and the benefits of connecting the Catalyst Dx analyzer to the IDEXX VetLab® Station. You will learn how to prepare and analyze whole blood, plasma, serum and urine samples and how to view results on one patient report. We will also cover quality control and routine maintenance procedures that will help you get the most out of your Catalyst Dx Chemistry Analyzer.
Required
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
The Catalyst One™ Chemistry Analyzer Course
  (1 hour)
This online course provides basic instructions for getting started with the Catalyst One Chemistry Analyzer. We'll begin by reviewing the analyzer components as well as available slides and CLIPs to better optimize the functionality of your analyzer and to better support your medical protocols. You will learn how to analyze a sample and view results. We will also cover quality control and routine maintenance procedures that will ensure that you get the most accurate results from your Catalyst One Chemistry Analyzer.
Required
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
The VetTest Certificate Course (RACE #106-17440)
  (Total 3 hours)
This easy-to-follow, self-paced online course is a must-have for all practices with a VetTest® Chemistry Analyzer. Your practice will benefit from leveraging best practices and utilizing all the enhancements added to the VetTest analyzer. Your new and existing staff members will gain efficiencies in standardization, consistency and on-the-job training. Since it's available online, the entire staff can train where and when it's convenient. Each participant earns 3 CE credits and will receive a certificate of completion.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $119.95)
En savoir plus sur l'analyseur de biochimie Catalyst Dx (RACE #106-14408)
  (1 hour)
Ce cours en ligne fournit des instructions détaillées surl’utilisation de l’analyseur de biochimie Catalyst Dx®. Nous commencerons par une présentation des composants de l’analyseur, des plaquettes et des CLIPs disponibles, ainsi que des avantages du raccordement de l’analyseur Catalyst Dx à la IDEXX VetLab® Station. Vous découvrirez ensuite comment préparer et analyser un échantillon de sang total, de plasma, de sérum et d’urine, et consulter les résultats dans le compte rendu patient. Puis nous aborderons les procédures de contrôle qualité et de maintenance de routine, qui vous aideront à optimiser l’utilisation de votre analyseur de biochimie Catalyst Dx.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
Chemistry Confusion: How Laboratory Profiling Can Help (RACE #106-18276)
  (1 hour)
There are times when the blood work doesn't make sense. This Archived Webinar will give you a systematic and thorough approach to your patient's blood work that will help you make a quick and accurate diagnosis. Get the most out of your blood work interpretation so you can quickly diagnose and effectively treat your patients.
Tags: Chemistry
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
Common Diagnostic Issues in Pathology: Submitting Samples and Getting to Know Your Pathologist (RACE #106-27842)
  (1 hour)
You will get a practical guide to the value of proper sample submission as well as learn the benefits of providing detailed patient history and source info. This archived webinar will also highlight the value of open communication between the clinician and the pathologist, and why it’s important to have a good relationship with one another. The presentation is based on pathology questions frequently asked of IDEXX medical consulting services.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $39.95)
Uncover Early Renal Disease: Integrate UPC Ratios into Your Practice
  (1 hour)
Presented by Fred Metzger, DVM, DABVP and Michelle Kahn, MS, DVM
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary
Urine Sample Collection
  (20 minutes)
This tutorial will help you learn how to properly and safely collect a urine sample from a canine and a feline patient.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $14.95)
VetTest Chemistry Analyzer Sample Preparation
  (20 minutes)
This tutorial shows you how to properly prepare plasma and serum samples along with proper sample storage and handling techniques.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $14.95)
The Value of a Full Chemistry Profile Including Electrolytes (RACE #106-29292)
  (30 minutes)
A full chemistry profile, including electrolytes, added to a complete blood count (CBC) and a complete urinalysis, should be part of the minimum database for all wellness visits, sick-patient visits and preanesthetic patients.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $19.95)
Interactive Challenge #64--Chemistry (RACE #106-29284)
  (30 minutes)

The Interactive Challenge #64 Chemistry will test the clinical chemistry profile from a 5-month-old female domestic shorthair presented for elective spay surgery.

Tags: Chemistry
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $19.95)
Interactive Challenge #68--Chemistry (RACE #106-17442)
  (30 minutes)

The Interactive Challenge #68--Chemistry will test a clinical chemistry profile from an 8-year-old, neutered male Doberman pinscher who presented with chronic weight loss and decreasing activity over the last several months.

Tags: Chemistry
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $19.95)
Interactive Challenge #80--Chemistry (RACE #106-28158)
  (30 minutes)

Interactive Challenge #80--Chemistry shows the clinical presentation of a 6-year-old, male shih tzu with lethargy and general weakness.

Tags: Chemistry
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $19.95)
Interactive Challenge--The Chemistry Challenge (RACE #106-15161)
  (1 hour)
Find out how much you know about general chemistry principles, as well as key points about the specific parameters in the Comprehensive Chemistry Profile. Specifically, what value do electrolytes and a complete urinalysis add to your diagnostic capabilities, what the value of obtaining results patient side and how to recognize trends and the value of serial data.
Tags: Chemistry
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $19.95)
Interactive Challenge--The Kidney Disease Challenge (RACE #106-22671)
  (30 minutes)
Test your knowledge and find out how much you know with regard to kidney disease since chronic kidney disease will affect 1 in 3 cats and 1 in 5 dogs in their lifetimes.1 You'll gain an understanding of the common clinical signs as well as why it's critical to routinely screen patients at risk of kidney disease since early detection and diagnosis greatly influences the patient's prognosis. Adding a complete urinalysis to every biochemistry profile lets you quickly interpret the diagnostics in house and identify early kidney disease, sometimes even before the patient has clinical signs.


Reference

1. Relford R, Brown SA, Elliott J, Metzger F, Grauer GF, Lees GE, Sanderson S. Proteinuria and renal disease: a roundtable discussion. Vet Med. 2005;100(4)(suppl):1-16.

Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary (Value: $19.95)
Snippets
Canine Hypothyroidism Interpretation
Understand the interpretation of the Catalyst® Total T4 test results and how that relates to the diagnosis of canine hypothyroidism.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary
Feline Hyperthyroidism Interpretation
Understand the interpretation of the Catalyst® Total T4 test results and how that relates to the diagnosis of feline hyperthyroidism.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary
How to Run a Phenobarbital (PHBR) Test
(1 minute)
Learn the proper way to run a Catalyst® Phenobarbital test on your Catalyst One™ Chemistry Analyzer.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary
How to Run a Total T4 Test on the Catalyst Dx® Chemistry Analyzer
(2 minutes)
Learn the proper way to run a Catalyst® Total T4 test on your Catalyst Dx® Chemistry Analyzer.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary
How to Run a Total T4 Test on the Catalyst One® Chemistry Analyzer
(2 minutes)
Learn the proper way to run a Catalyst® Total T4 test on your Catalyst One™ Chemistry Analyzer.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary
How to Run the Catalyst Phenobarbital Test
(3 minutes)
Quickly and accurately measure Phenobarbital levels in house on your Catalyst Dx analyzer.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary
How to Run Urine Protein:Creatinine Ratio (UPC)
(2 minutes)
Learn the proper way to run a Catalyst® Urine Protein:Creatinine (UPC) ratio on your Catalyst One™ Chemistry Analyzer.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary
The Value of Monitoring Blood Glucose with Fructosamine
In this snippet, Dr. Graham Bilbrough explains how combining fructosamine with blood glucose testing can provide a more accurate and complete assessment of glucose levels in patients with diabetes mellitus.
Type: Overview
Cost: Complimentary
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