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Evaluation the Clinitek status automated dipstick analysis device for semiquantitative testing of canine urine.
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PMID:  18346768     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the Clinitek status analyser using Multistix10SG/Microalbustix dipsticks (all: Siemens Dx) for canine urine (n=101) compared to reference methods: visual reading (Combur9 dipstick, Roche), refractometry, microscopy, and quantitative protein/creatinine analysis (Pentra400, AxonLab). The automated analyses were done twice and visual tests were performed by two examiners. An excellent to good concordance was demonstrated between the first/second analysis with the Multistix10SG and the Combur9 dipstick, respectively with Cohen's kappa-values ranging from 0.776 to 1.000. Agreement between both dipsticks was good for glucose (kappa=0.753), blood (kappa=0.793), protein (kappa=0.788), and moderate for bilirubin (kappa=0.431) and ketones (kappa=0.540). In 6/101 specimens, false positive ketone reactions were obtained with the Multistix10SG. Multistix10SG could not be used for determination of pyuria or specific gravity. Semiquantitative/quantitative protein results correlated well (rho=0.90) and creatinine measurements moderately (rho=0.76). Due to automated data transmission to the laboratory information system, the Clinitek status is of advantage in veterinary laboratories/clinics.
N Bauer; S Rettig; A Moritz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-03-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in veterinary science     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0034-5288     ISO Abbreviation:  Res. Vet. Sci.     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-11     Completed Date:  2008-11-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401300     Medline TA:  Res Vet Sci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  467-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Frankfurterstrasse 129, 35392 Giessen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Dog Diseases / diagnosis,  urine
Dogs / urine*
Glycosuria / diagnosis,  veterinary
Hematuria / diagnosis,  veterinary
Reagent Strips
Sensitivity and Specificity
Urinalysis / instrumentation,  methods,  veterinary*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Reagent Strips

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