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Evaluation of two portable meters for determination of blood triglyceride concentration in dogs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20113228     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate agreement between 2 portable triglyceride meters and a veterinary laboratory for measurement of blood triglyceride concentrations in dogs and evaluate effects of Hct and blood volume analyzed. SAMPLE POPULATION: 97 blood samples collected from 60 dogs. PROCEDURES: Triglyceride concentrations were measured in blood by use of 2 meters and compared with serum triglyceride concentrations determined by a veterinary laboratory. Within- and between-day precision, accuracy, and effects of blood volume and Hct were analyzed. RESULTS: Accuracy of both meters varied with triglyceride concentration, although both accurately delineated dogs with triglyceride concentrations < 180 mg/dL versus > or = 180 mg/dL. One meter had results with excellent overall correlation with results of the standard laboratory method, with a concordance correlation coefficient of 0.94 and mean difference of 20.3 mg/dL. The other meter had a good overall concordance correlation coefficient of 0.86 with a higher absolute mean difference of -27.7 mg/dL. Results were only affected by blood volume; triglyceride concentrations determined via both meters were significantly lower when 7 microL of EDTA-anticoagulated blood was used, compared with larger volumes. CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE: 1 meter had greater accuracy in the range of 140 to 400 mg/dL and was therefore well suited to detect hypertriglyceridemia. The other meter was accurate with triglyceride values < 140 mg/dL and yielded results similar to those of the veterinary laboratory in the range of 140 to 400 mg/dL, therefore being suitable for determination of triglyceride concentrations in nonfed dogs and dogs with mildly high concentrations.
Authors:
Elissa K Kluger; Navneet K Dhand; Richard Malik; William J Ilkin; David H Snow; Merran Govendir
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of veterinary research     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0002-9645     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Vet. Res.     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-01     Completed Date:  2010-03-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375011     Medline TA:  Am J Vet Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. ekluger@hotmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Dogs / blood*
Female
Hematocrit / veterinary
Male
Point-of-Care Systems*
Reproducibility of Results
Triglycerides / blood*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Triglycerides

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