Minimum DataBase: Complete Chemistry

Complete Chemistry and Electrolytes

A Complete Chemistry gives direction for further investigation indicating if single or multiple organ systems are involved

The Complete Chemistry profile consisting of a Chem 15/Chem 17, IDEXX SDMA and Electrolytes provides specific information about the health of the organ systems.

Electrolytes provide information on acid-base and hydration status and can help to identify underlying metabolic disease. 

Correcting electrolyte abnormalities, results in more rapid recovery for your patients.

What is your patient’s biochemistry telling you?
Dr. Alan Rebar
What is your patient’s electrolyte profile telling you?
Dr. DiBartola

The Minimum DataBase put into practice

Minimum DataBase and pre-anesthetic case study

  • Name: Aphrodite
  • Age: 16 years
  • Breed: Domestic shorthair
  • Gender: Female neutered

See Aphrodite case study

Minimum DataBase Video case study

  • Name: Caesar
  • Age: 1 year
  • Breed: Great Dane
  • Gender: Male

See Caesar's case study

Individualise patient care

As every patient is different, you may want to build on the Minimum DataBase to individualise your patient care.

For example, in Aphrodite’s case, because she is a feline over 7 years of age TT4 was added to her Minimum DataBase chemistry profile.

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Fast, accurate results

See results for total T4, chemistry, electrolytes, and more, in one run with the Catalyst One Chemistry Analyser.

minimum database webinar
The IDEXX Guide to Chemistry 
This multi-part course will help veterinary professionals better understand and interpret small-animal biochemistry results.
Interpretation of Electrolytes

Download this guide to help you interpret your electrolyte results.


Use VetConnect PLUS to help interpret your haematology results.

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Complete Blood Count  |  Complete Chemistry  |  Complete Urinalysis