Todd Deppe, DVM, DACVIM (internal medicine)
Practical Matters: Differentiate cocci from imposters in the urine
I frequently notice a disparity between referred patients' in-house urinalysis results and laboratory-read urinalysis results.
Practical Matters: Recheck low platelet counts in asymptomatic patients
Of all the values on a general blood panel (complete blood count, serum chemistry profile), the platelet count may have the greatest potential to fool you.