Psittacine Reference Ranges  

"Psittacine Birds" include cockatiels, parakeets, budgerigars, and all the birds known as parrots.

Hematology Values
WBC 4 - 14 x103/L
PCV 42 - 55 %
Heterophils 45 - 80 %
Lymphocytes 18 - 50 %
Monocytes 0 - 3 %
Basophils 0 - 1 %
Eosinophils 0 - 2 %

Blood Chemistry Values
Total protein 3.0 - 5.5 g/dL
Albumin 1.9 - 3.2 g/dL
Bile acids 20 - 100 moles/L 
BUN 3.0 - 8.0 mg/dL
Calcium 7.6 - 12.0 mg/dL
Cholesterol 50 - 350 mg/dL
Chloride 90 - 110 mmol/L
CPK 50 - 400 U/L
Globulin 2.0 - 4.0 g/dL
Glucose 180 - 350 mg/dL
Potassium 3.0 - 5.5 mmol/L
Sodium 140 - 160 mmol/L
Phosphorus 3.0 - 5.5 mg/dL
AST 20 - 350 U/L
Uric acid 2.0 - 10.0 mg/dL

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