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I keep reading that a small amount in urine is normal, especially in male dogs, but there's no reference scale so how do I know what a "small amount" is? Zuri's is 2+ or in one in house reading it's just listed as "large". Help?

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Jen, do you know what abbreviation they'd use on lab results? (because of course they wouldn't just say "bilirubin in urine")

I have super-healthy 7-year-old Tigger's lab results from last year from IDEXX, and it lists their reference range. (And they knew it was a greyhound.) I can tell you what his test said, if you can tell me what I'm looking for.

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Okay. On the Microscopy page, I found an entry that just says "Bilirubin" with +1 for results, but doesn't list a reference range.

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Jane (WW's Aunt Jane from Trent Lee and Aunt M); photos to come.

Missing Silver (5.19.2005-10.27.2016), Tigger (4.5.2007-3.18.2016),
darling Sam (5.10.2000-8.8.2013), Jacey-Kasey (5.19.2003-8.22.2011), and Oreo (1997-3.30.2006)

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It actually says Bilirubin

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Jen, CPDT-KA with Zuri, lab in a greyhound suit, Violet, formerly known as Faith, Skye, the permanent puppy, Cisco, resident cat, and my baby girl Neyla, forever in my heart

"The great thing about science is that you're free to disagree with it, but you'll be wrong."

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Okay, then. When Tigger had "+1," they didn't put any comments on it or give a range.

 

Sorry this isn't more helpful.

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Kathy and Q (CRT Qadeer from Fuzzy's Cannon and CRT Bonnie) and
Jane (WW's Aunt Jane from Trent Lee and Aunt M); photos to come.

Missing Silver (5.19.2005-10.27.2016), Tigger (4.5.2007-3.18.2016),
darling Sam (5.10.2000-8.8.2013), Jacey-Kasey (5.19.2003-8.22.2011), and Oreo (1997-3.30.2006)

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Jen, I'm at work, so I don't have it with me, but the CRRG has an index with a bunch of reference ranges and scenarios. Not sure if they say anything about bilirubin, but might be worth a peep if you have it handy.


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Jen, I'm at work, so I don't have it with me, but the CRRG has an index with a bunch of reference ranges and scenarios. Not sure if they say anything about bilirubin, but might be worth a peep if you have it handy.

I had looked at it the other night. It just shows a normal urine profile with bilirubin being negative. Says bilirubin in urine isn't normal for a greyhound and lists diet as a cause (wouldn't apply here because the samples weren't taken anywhere near his mealtime). Then there's a tiny little paragraph where it says a more likely causes is stress causing the release of cortisol, which I think leads us back to the "water disease" or some adrenal thing.

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Jen, CPDT-KA with Zuri, lab in a greyhound suit, Violet, formerly known as Faith, Skye, the permanent puppy, Cisco, resident cat, and my baby girl Neyla, forever in my heart

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Well, crap. I've got nothin'.

Well if my vets have noticed it, they are apparently completely unconcerned, but at this point I'm looking for anything that would give us clues. I'd ask the specialist about it, but apparently she's never going to call me back. :(

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Jen, CPDT-KA with Zuri, lab in a greyhound suit, Violet, formerly known as Faith, Skye, the permanent puppy, Cisco, resident cat, and my baby girl Neyla, forever in my heart

"The great thing about science is that you're free to disagree with it, but you'll be wrong."

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Bilirubin is not unusual to be found in a urinalysis. Usually the reference range is neg to +1 but, to be honest I have seen a lot of +2 results in completely healthy dogs (FYI--you should never see bili in a feline u/a). Keep in mind also that the number can be increased with an elevated USG.

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Bilirubin is not unusual to be found in a urinalysis. Usually the reference range is neg to +1 but, to be honest I have seen a lot of +2 results in completely healthy dogs (FYI--you should never see bili in a feline u/a). Keep in mind also that the number can be increased with an elevated USG.

Yeah, specialist confirmed this for me today.

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Jen, CPDT-KA with Zuri, lab in a greyhound suit, Violet, formerly known as Faith, Skye, the permanent puppy, Cisco, resident cat, and my baby girl Neyla, forever in my heart

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