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Application of the Vettest 8008 system for the biochemical analysis of vervet monkey plasma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10870765     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A clinical biochemistry analyser designed specifically for veterinary use was used to analyse plasma samples from 24 vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops). Two millilitres of heparinised blood was collected from each of the 24 monkeys on four occasions at intervals of one week. Plasma was separated and analysed for the concentrations of triglycerides, cholesterol, total proteins, albumin, globulins, creatinine and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and the activities of alkaline phosphatase (AP), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), and creatine kinase (CK). The tests were easy to perform, used small volumes of plasma, and yielded consistent results for most of the analytes. The activities of CK and AP, but not AST, appeared to be influenced by haemolysis, and there were significant individual variations in the activity of LDH.
R M Ngure; L M Gateri; J M Ngotho; J M Ndung'u
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary record     Volume:  146     ISSN:  0042-4900     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Rec.     Publication Date:  2000 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-19     Completed Date:  2000-10-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0031164     Medline TA:  Vet Rec     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  612-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Kenya Trypanosomiasis Research Institute, Kikuyu.
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MeSH Terms
Cercopithecus aethiops / blood*
Equipment Design
Hematologic Tests / methods,  veterinary
Reference Values
Sensitivity and Specificity
Trypanosomiasis / physiopathology,  veterinary

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