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Validation of the Medonic CA620/530 Vet 20-ml microcapillary sampler system for hematology testing of feline blood

Bourges-Abella, Nathalie and Reynolds, Brice and Geffré, Anne and Braun, Jean-Pierre and Trumel, Catherine Validation of the Medonic CA620/530 Vet 20-ml microcapillary sampler system for hematology testing of feline blood. (2009) Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, vol. 2 (n° 3). pp. 364-368. ISSN 1040-6387

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Abstract

The aim of the current study was to compare feline hematologic variables in blood collected in microcapillary tubes (20 ml) and conventional blood tubes with the Medonic CA620/530 Vet in-house hematologic analyzer. A comparison of results obtained in 60 cats presented at the clinics of the veterinary school showed that the correlations between the 2 methods were 0.97 for white blood cell, 0.95 for red blood cell, and 0.93 for platelet counts; 0.92 for hemoglobin concentration; and 0.99 for mean corpuscular volume. No clinically relevant differences between the 2 blood sampling techniques were observed for any variable, which suggests that both techniques are interchangeable in cats. Moreover, microcapillary tubes would allow easier repeated sampling in the same cat and would likely be useful in other small species.

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Additional Information:Thanks to the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians editor. The definitive version of the article is available at http://jvdi.org/.
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA
Université de Toulouse > Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse - ENVT
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Deposited By: Nathalie BOURGES-ABELLA

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